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Airbnb Says It Will Pay for Funerals in Halloween Shooting

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    Family of Orinda Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit

    The family of one of the victims killed in the Halloween night shooting at an Airbnb rental in Orinda has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The attorney for the Raymond Hill Junior’s family said that Airbnb, the owner of the home, the town of Orinda and the organizers of the party should be held responsible for the tragedy. Sergio Quintana reports. (Published Friday, Nov. 8, 2019)

    Airbnb says it will pay funeral expenses for the five victims killed in a Halloween shooting at one of its rentals in Orinda.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company said Thursday it will also cover counseling bills for their families.

    The decision comes after a victim’s lawyer, Jesse Danoff, blasted the company’s response to the Halloween massacre at one of its rental properties, saying Airbnb "responded in public with platitudes and thoughts and prayers."

    Airbnb said in a statement it has set aside funds for funeral expenses and counseling for the victims’ families and has been in contact with Danoff.

    The Oct. 31 shooting sent some 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives. No arrests had been made.

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