Airbnb issues statement, lifetime ban for renter of Pittsburgh home where mass shooting took place


Airbnb has issued a statement following a mass shooting at one of their rental properties on the North Side of Pittsburgh.

In an email to Channel 11, Airbnb issued the following statement:

We share the Pittsburgh community’s outrage regarding this tragic gun violence. Our hearts go out to all who were impacted -- including loved ones of those who lost their lives, injured victims and neighbors.

Airbnb strictly bans parties, and we condemn the behavior that is alleged to have prompted this criminal gun violence. The booking guest has been issued a lifetime ban from Airbnb and we will be considering all legal options to hold this person accountable.

We have reached out to the Pittsburgh Police Department as well as Mayor Gainey’s team to offer our support for their investigations, and we hope the people responsible for this bloodshed will be found quickly.

Airbnb told Channel 11 that this was an unauthorized party that was thrown without the knowledge or consent of the host.

The host of the property clearly had rules that stated “No parties allowed, any evidence of parties will result in a $500 fee.” and “please respect the noise curfew 10pm-7am,” according to Airbnb.

Airbnb also said that users must be at least 18-years-old to have an account with them.

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