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Crime Airbnb bans 'party houses' after 5 die in Halloween party shooting at home rental

00:15  03 november  2019
00:15  03 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Airbnb Inc. is banning " party houses " after five people were killed and several were wounded in a shooting at a Halloween party at a Northern California home rental . "We are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that

(Reuters) - Airbnb Inc banned " party houses " on Saturday after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a rental home Some of the victims transported themselves to the hospital in the chaos after the shooting which sent young people, including some in Halloween

Airbnb Inc. is banning "party houses" after five people were killed and several were wounded in a shooting at a Halloween party at a Northern California home rental.

a group of people standing around a fire: Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday.  The shooting in the city of about 20,000 just east of Berkeley, happened at a party attended by 100 people said police chief David Cook. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)© Ray Chavez, AP Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday. The shooting in the city of about 20,000 just east of Berkeley, happened at a party attended by 100 people said police chief David Cook. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)

"We are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda," CEO Brian Chesky announced in a series of tweets Saturday.

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

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

Airbnb has said it will ban " party houses " after five people died in a mass shooting at a Halloween party in a rented California home . CEO Brian Chesky said in a tweet the company would take steps to "combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct". "We must do better

Airbnb will ban " party houses " after a deadly shooting at a California home that had been rented through the service. In a series of tweets on Saturday, Airbnb 's CEO Brian Chesky, said the company would take steps to "combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct."

Chesky said the company would be expanding manual screening of high-risk reservations, creating a dedicated “party house” rapid response team and taking immediate action against users who violate guest policies.

Chesky also said he has directed an Airbnb executive to oversee the rapid response team and initiate a "10 day sprint" to implement the new safety initiatives.

Halloween horror: Four dead, several injured after shooting at Halloween party

Police in Orinda, a suburb of San Francisco, were called to the house twice Thursday evening regarding a noise complaint. Just as an officer was headed to the home to investigate the calls, reports of a shooting came in, according to Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Halloween shooting

  Airbnb bans 'party houses' following Halloween shooting Airbnb is tightening its rental policies following a Halloween shooting that left five dead in Orinda, California. CEO Brian Chesky has announced that the service is banning rentals for "party houses" like the mansion at the heart of the shooting, where over 100 people had gathered before the shooting started that night. Chesky also promised "immediate action" against people found violating the policy, including removing them from the service. The executive vowed tighter scrutiny as well, including a rapid response team devoted to party houses and expanded human screening for "high-risk" rentals the company's technology flags for closer review.

Airbnb 's CEO says the company is banning " party houses " in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California. In a series of tweets Saturday, Brian Chesky said the San Francisco-based company is expanding manual screening of "high risk&.

Airbnb Said It’s Banning " Party Houses " After The Halloween Party Shooting That Killed Five People. Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said the company will have systems to flag "high-risk reservations" as well as form a "' party house rapid response team."

Officers arrived at "a highly chaotic scene" to find gunshot victims, injured party-goers, and numerous people fleeing the house. Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene, and two later died of injuries at the hospital.

According to the sheriff's office, more than 100 party-goers from throughout the Bay Area attended the Halloween event, which was advertised on social media. The "Airbnb Mansion" party was scheduled to open at 10 p.m., and guests were asked to bring their own booze, according to local KTVU-TV.

“Our whole neighborhood heard it, and then people were screaming and fleeing,” a neighbor, Chris Gade, told the San Francisco Chronicle. “We could see from our windows. There were a lot of people walking around who were hurt.”

a group of people in a dark room: Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.© Ray Chavez, AP Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Michael Wang, 58, who owns the property, told the Chronicle that the party’s host rented the house through Airbnb and claimed she was holding a family reunion for 12 people. Wang said he called the police on his own house when he began receiving noise complaints from neighbors and noticed large crowds in his security camera.

Airbnb bans 'house parties' after Halloween shooting leaves five dead

  Airbnb bans 'house parties' after Halloween shooting leaves five dead House was reportedly rented as a one-night escape from nearby wildfire smoke.CEO Brian Chesky outlined the steps the company is taking "to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive host and guest conduct." Among the steps the company is taking is the expansion of expansion of manual screening of "high-risk reservations" and creation of a dedicated "house party" rapid response team.

Airbnb is no longer allowing houses to be rented for parties after a shooting at a Halloween night bash in Northern California left five people dead and Five people were killed and several others injured in a shooting at a home in Orinda that had been rented for a party advertised on social media.

Airbnb 's CEO says the company is banning ' party houses ' in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in Five people were killed after a Thursday night shooting in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda. More than 100 young people had been partying in a

Authorities identified the five victims as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley of Antioch, 24-year-old Omar Taylor of Pittsburg, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr. of San Francisco/Oakland, 29-year-old Javin County of Sausalito/Richmond and 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins of Vallejo/Hercules.

"This will barely make the news today. That's how numb we have become to this," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Twitter Friday. "Our hearts are aching for the victims and all those affected by this horrific tragedy."

Newsom called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass gun reform to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

The investigation is ongoing.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Airbnb bans 'party houses' after 5 die in Halloween party shooting at home rental

Orinda shooting: Following criticism, Airbnb says it will pay for funerals and counseling of victims .
Airbnb said Thursday it will pay funeral expenses for the five victims of the Orinda shooting and will cover counseling bills for their families after a victim’s lawyer blasted the company’s response to the Halloween massacre at one of its rental properties. In a statement, Airbnb said it has set aside funds for funeral expenses and counseling for the victims’ families and has been in contact with Jesse Danoff, a lawyer who represents the family of Raymon Hill Jr., one of the people killed when gunfire erupted at the party on Oct. 31.

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