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Owners of Airbnb Shootout Site in San Francisco to Pay Fine

The owners of an illegal vacation rental where a gunbattle erupted last year have agreed to pay $185,000 in civil penalties and stop short-term rentals for five years.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced the settlement Tuesday.

Herrera sued Erik M. Rogers and his wife, Anshu Singh, for unlawfully renting their home through short-term rental websites for at least 319 nights while they lived in Bali, Indonesia.

San Francisco requires people renting their homes through online sites like Airbnb and HomeAway/VRBO to live in the unit at least 275 nights a year and that they rent it no more than 90 days during that time.

A shootout at the house on October 2017 left a person wounded and more than a dozen homes and cars pierced by bullets in the quiet, residential neighborhood.

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