Airbnb to sue host of Pittsburgh party where a shooting left two dead

Shooting At Pittsburgh House Party Leaves 9 Injured And 2 Dead
Two people were killed in an Easter weekend shooting at this Pittsburgh Airbnb rental. | Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

After a shooting at an Easter weekend house party at an Airbnb in Pittsburgh left two teenagers dead and another eight people with gunshot wounds, Airbnb says it plans to pursue legal action against the person who booked the party.

“Airbnb strictly bans parties, and we condemn the behavior that is alleged to have prompted this criminal gun violence and the tragic loss of life,” spokesperson Ben Breit said in a statement emailed to The Verge. The booking guest has been permanently banned from the platform, he said. The party was “unauthorized,” Breit added, and was held without the knowledge or consent of the property host.

The shooting happened on Easter Sunday just after 12:30AM, according to Pittsburgh police. Some 200 people were at…

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Author: Kim Lyons