Airbnb bans 'party houses' after Halloween shooting in the United States
SAN FRANCISCO: global travel company Airbnb announced that it would ban party houses after a mass shooting in a California The house rented through the company left five people dead.
As of today, we are banning 'party houses' and we are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of abusive behavior by hosts and guests, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda. .., said the BBC. CEO Brian Chesky said in a series of tweets on Saturday.
As of today, we are banning party houses and are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and ... https://t.co/QqJgbEWYUu - Brian Chesky (@bchesky) 1572714046000
We must do better, and we will do it. This is unacceptable. - Brian Chesky (@bchesky) 1572714239000
We must do better, and we will do it. This is unacceptable, he added.
The house in the city of Orinda, near San Francisco , according to reports, was reserved under the pretext of a small group, before being posted on Instagram as the place for a Feast of All Saints Friday night party that finally attracted a crowd of over 100 people.
But the host did not authorize the party, according to Airbnb.
Three people died in the house and two others died later in the hospital.
Until Saturday, the police had not yet arrested or identified any suspect. Officers said they found two weapons in the house.
In his tweets on Saturday, Chesky added that Airbnb would create a dedicated party house rapid response team and expand manual screening of high-risk reservations, the BBC reported.
The company would also take action against users who violated its policies, he said.
Responding to the mass shooting, California Governor Gavin Newsom called for Congress to pass gun control legislation.
This will hardly be news today. That's how numb we have become, he said. Our hearts hurt for the victims and all those affected by this horrible tragedy.