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Crime Mass shooting in Orinda: 4 killed, others injured at Halloween house party

16:20  01 november  2019
16:20  01 november  2019 Source:   sfchronicle.com

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At least four people were reportedly killed and several more injured in a shooting at a Halloween house party in Orinda , California on Thursday night. Orinda Police Department and Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff are working a multiple shooting in Orinda . Investigation is active.

- Four people were killed and others were injured at a Halloween party in Orinda and authorities said nothing about a shooter being in custody, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said Friday morning. The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m. on Thursday on Lucille Way near

Four people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting late Thursday night at a Halloween house party in Orinda, officials said.

The killings took place on Lucille Way, in a forested neighborhood just west of Highway 24 and south of downtown Orinda.

Police officers and paramedics flooded the area while taping off a large crime scene around the house where the shooting occurred.

Injured people were helped from the property by friends or other guests, according to television news footage. The hosts of the party had rented out the house using an online service, according to reports.

An Instagram post circulated advertising an “Airbnb Mansion Party,” but police did not immediately provide details.

Airbnb was “urgently investigating,” Ben Breit, Airbnb’s head of trust and safety, told KTVU.

A spokesman said the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the Orinda Police Department are investigating “four fatalities, several injuries. More details coming.”

Orinda, an affluent community about 15 miles east of San Francisco, contracts for police services with the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials provided no information on whether the shooter or shooters had been identified or captured.

Check back for updates.

Matthias Gafni, Michael Cabanatuan and Evan Sernoffsky are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. Email: matthias.gafni@sfchronicle.com, @mcabanatuan@sfchronicle.com, @esernoffsky@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @mgafni@ctuan@EvanSernoffsky

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