2 dead, 10 shot at Airbnb party in Pittsburgh

A shooting early Sunday at a house party in Pittsburgh left two dead and eight more treated for gunshot wounds.

The shooting occurred at a party of about 200 people at an Airbnb around 12:30 a.m. in the “Deutschtown” neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s East Allegheny, according to a statement from the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety.

“Up to 50 rounds were fired inside, causing some partygoers to jump out of windows and sustain injuries including broken bones and lacerations,” the statement said. “Several more shots were fired outside the house.”

The two people who died were both minors.

Many of the partygoers were minors. A neighbor told the Associated Press that “there was a line of 14-year-olds trying to get into this place.”

There were unclear reports about the injured. At a news conference Sunday noon, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert revised the number of injured from nine to eight.

Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Cara Cruz said the others suffered broken bones and cuts from jumping out of the home’s windows to escape. “Several youths were observed fleeing the area on foot and by vehicle from an AirBnB property,” the statement said.

Some of the people injured by gunshot wounds were taken to hospitals. Seven patients were treated at Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side and one at Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, an Allegheny Health Network spokesman said.

There have been no arrests or descriptions of any suspects.

An Airbnb spokesperson confirmed that the house was rented through the company and the booker was banned for life as the host was unaware of the party and the booker violated the nightly curfew by noise.

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