One person was injured after two shooters opened fire on each other outside an Airbnb rental home during a house party in Elk Grove, Calif., on Friday night. The frightening incident was captured on a surveillance camera.
In the video, one of the shooters fires a handgun nine times as party-goers frantically attempt to flee the scene. One of those bullets struck a person in the leg. Friends transported the injured person to the hospital, where he is expected to recover.
Elk Grove Police Officer Jason Jimenez told ABC13 that it was lucky more people were not injured.
Police arrived at the scene of the shooting at 11:30 p.m. Friday night, according to a statement released by the department. While many of the party goers had already left the scene, police officers were able to locate evidence of shots fired.
"During the party, there was a group of people standing in the front yard of the party residence when an African American male, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, approached the group and started shooting at them," the statement reads. "Someone in the group shot back at the male in the red hooded sweatshirt. It was during this time the victim, who was walking towards the party, was struck in the leg by a stray bullet."
A neighbor's vehicle was also struck by a bullet, resulting in the rear window shattering. Windows at another house, located two doors down from the Airbnb property, were also shattered.
Airbnb provided the following statement to Yahoo Lifestyle: “The safety of our community and their neighbors is a key priority and the actions reported violate everything the global Airbnb community stands for. We have suspended the booking guest from our platform while we urgently investigate this incident and stand ready to work with local law enforcement. There have been over a half a billion Airbnb guest arrivals to date and negative incidents are extremely rare.”
Officer Jimenez confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that the suspects have not yet been taken into custody, but "the investigation is active and ongoing."
Police are asking for the public's help and encourage anyone with information to call the Elk Grove Police Department at 916-478-8060 or Sacramento Valley Crime Stoppers at 916-443-4357.
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