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Airbnb to Ban ‘Party Houses’ After Halloween Shooting, CEO Says

Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting on Lucille Way in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting on Lucille Way in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

Photographer: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images

Airbnb is banning “party houses” immediately and stepping up efforts to prevent unauthorized parties at its rentals after a fatal Halloween night shooting in California, Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky said.

“We are redoubling our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and get rid of the abusive host and guest conduct, including conduct that leads to the terrible events we saw in Orinda,” Chesky said in a series of tweets.