If you ever told someone ten years ago that we would soon live in a world where people could get into stranger’s cars and sleep in their houses after booking them on their phone, they’d probably be baffled. However, that is exactly the world we live in thanks to companies like Uber and Airbnb who offer accommodation and travel right from your phone. While it's a time of convenience, sometimes accessibility can have dire consequences. This can be seen after another Toronto Airbnb house shooting took place last weekend. 

According to Global News, a woman living next door to an Airbnb location and her city councillor are demanding a crackdown on an Airbnb location after gunfire broke out at a house party last weekend.

Tatjana Azman claimed that the party kicked off around 6 p.m. on Saturday in a home linked to her semi-detached residence near the intersection of Pape and Danforth Avenue.

The party quickly got out of hand, and the loud noise forced Azman to leave her home and stay at her boyfriend's. It was lucky she did because what happened next went way beyond an annoying house party.

Toronto Police confirmed that they received a report of gunfire at around 3:33 a.m. on Sunday. A witness informed police they had spotted someone running into the street with what they thought was a gun.

Thankfully, Police said no one at the home had any injuries; however, officers did find several bullet holes.

Unfortunately, this isn’t is the first time a Toronto Airbnb party has turned into a shooting.

York Regional Police reported back in May that one person, a male high school student, had been found dead after a shooting took place at a prom after-party in Whitchurch-Stouffville.

The incident occurred inside a large home, which had been rented out as an Airbnb, on Bloomington Road in the Highway 48 area at approximately 4:00 a.m.

Shots were fired in Toronto’s exclusive Bridle Path neighbourhood in what may have been an Airbnb mansion. However, the listing has since been taken down.

Airbnb announced on November 2, 2019, that it would be enforcing a strict ban on “party houses” in reaction to a deadly California shooting, which left five people dead.

The new rule aimed to help improve the safety of those staying at rented locations.


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