18-year-old shot dead at house party in Sunnyvale Airbnb rental

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (KRON) – An 18-year-old man has been identified as the person killed during a large party at an Airbnb rental Saturday night in Sunnyvale.

A second adult male was also shot dead and is expected to survive.

A simple bouquet of white flowers can be found in the driveway outside the ranch-style home on Navarro Drive where a man was killed when gunshots rang out at a large party held here.

A neighbor living a street down the street said she could hear the sounds of the party and the gunshots.

The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety said they had been called to the scene of the house due to a noise complaint and officers on arrival found 150 to 200 attendees, many of whom were teenagers.

As officers waited for additional resources and attempted to locate the owner, they heard gunshots.

Elias Elhania, 18, died of his injuries in a hospital in San José. A second adult male has undergone surgery and is expected to survive.

So far, no arrests have been made.

“There were a lot of people there, I’m sure there were a lot of witnesses, so we’re all looking at different angles and you know, social media and things like that, but we hope the community gets along. will demonstrate, “said Captain Hank Syu.

The captain says the address is not registered with the city as a short-term rental.

Neighbors say the house is rented as an Airbnb and managed by a relative.

The Santa Clara County Appraiser’s Office says the home was purchased in 2018 by Ke Zhou who has a mailing address in Maryland.

In a statement, Airbnb said partying is not allowed and said this host bans parties in its house rules and as a company Airbnb bans parties and party houses and has taken action to try to block or cancel potentially risky reservations.

Airbnb says they are coordinating with law enforcement and the list has been turned off as they investigate the incident.

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