3 people detained after man found gunned down at Airbnb – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man is in hospital and three people were questioned after a gunshot victim was found in an Airbnb in the city’s South Side Slopes.

According to Pittsburgh Police, investigators were first alerted to the shooting with a ShotSpotter alert at around 6:15 a.m.

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Officers rushed to Cobden Street where they found the victim.

(Photo credit: KDKA photojournalist Brian Smithmyer)

Police said he was behind the house and suffered from several gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a local hospital and classified in critical condition.

A neighbor told KDKA he heard at least 12 gunshots in the usually quiet area.

“About ten shots woke me up. I just came running outside, didn’t see much. Then the cops took to the streets, ”said neighbor Shane Myers.

Police say the house is a private residence, but it is rented out to guests. The property is listed on the Airbnb site.

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Airbnb said in a statement, “The safety of our community is our top priority, and unauthorized parties violate everything the Airbnb global community stands for. We are contacting the host to help them file a claim under our $ 1 million Host Guarantee, have suspended the booking guest’s account, and are ready to support the Pittsburgh Police in their investigation. To date, there have been over half a billion Airbnb guest arrivals and negative incidents are extremely rare. ”

Police said a party or rally was taking place at the house on Monday evening and that it took place early in the morning before the shooting.

(Photo credit: Chris Hoffman / KDKA)

“The last few days I’ve seen young children come in and out of there. I don’t know why, ”said neighbor Paul Gregorius. “She only rents it on weekends. She doesn’t rent it during the week.

Three people have been arrested for questioning, but police say they are not considered suspicious at this time.

Investigators search the scene for evidence. The investigation is continuing.

No suspect has been named and no arrests have been made.

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In June, two people were killed and a third person was injured in an Airbnb shooting in the Hill District.

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