Four people were killed and at least another four injured in a shooting at a Halloween party in a rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community.
The shooting Thursday night in Orinda, near Oakland, happened at a party attended by 100 people, police chief David Cook said.
Michael Wang, who owns the home, said he rented it out to a woman through Airbnb for what the woman said would be a family reunion for a dozen people. Wang said his wife reached out to the woman after neighbors called complaining about excessive noise. The woman said there were only 12 people at the party, but Wang said he could see more people via video from his Ring doorbell camera.
Social media had many posts were the “AirBNB mansion party” was advertised for Thursday night.
Airbnb is “urgently investigating” what happened, spokesman Ben Breit said in an email.
The police are yet to provide information about the victims or what prompted the violence at the home.
The California Highway Patrol and other agencies were reportedly called to the scene due to the size of the crowd at the site. The Police said that they were overwhelmed by the crowd where the shooting happened.
The shooting was first reported around 10:30 p.m. Video from the scene showed multiple patients being loaded into ambulances as others limped away from the scene.