Toronto Airbnb shooting : Three dead, two injured

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Toronto Airbnb shooting : Three dead, two injured
Toronto Airbnb shooting : Three dead, two injured

Three people have been killed and two others were injured after a late night shooting at an Airbnb in a Toronto.

Local police say they responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the downtown area around 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Police say the shooting occurred at a social gathering at a rented Airbnb on the 32nd floor of the building and two men were pronounced dead on the scene.

A third was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. The three men who died were 19, 20, 22 years old.

One person suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries while a fifth victim is being treated for minor injuries, but was not shot.

Acting Det. Sgt. Henri Marsman said they are currently not looking for any suspects, but would not comment on whether the suspect is one of the injured or one of the men who died in this shooting.

Det. Sgt. Henry Marsman also would not comment if any of the victims were known to police or whether any weapons had been recovered at this point.

Marsman said resident have been allowed to return to their units, other than those the 32nd floor where the incident occurred. He would not comment on whether the shooting happened in a unit or in the hallway.

Chief Mark Saunders said early this morning that victims had been found on multiple floors. “Multiple floors are involved. We found people on other floors,” Saunders said.

Any witnesses are urged to contact police.

Airbnb said they would be investigating the incident to understand “if an Airbnb guest or host was involved.”

Late last year, Airbnb announced a ban on so-called “party houses” after five people were killed at a Halloween Party at a rental in Orinda, Calif., that was listed on their site. The ban prohibited “open-invite” parties in which organizers open up the home to anyone who wants to attend, for instance by advertising on social media.

The company also said it was banning “large parties and events” in Airbnb listings in multi-family residences such as apartments and condos.

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