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Shots fired at Royal Oak house rented by Airbnb during party with dozens of people

20-year-old Clinton Township resident found drunk with stolen weapon

Shots were fired Feb. 16 on Pingree Boulevard, about a block off Main Street, just near 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Mich.
Shots were fired Feb. 16 on Pingree Boulevard, about a block off Main Street, just near 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Mich.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Police say this weekend shots were fired at a Royal Oak house rented through Airbnb during a party with dozens of people.

UPDATE: Clinton Township man charged in connection with shooting at Airbnb rental in Royal Oak

On Saturday at 11:48 p.m. the Royal Oak Police Department received calls about gunshots being fired near Pingree and Virginia.

When officers went to the area they conducted traffic stops on several vehicles that were fleeing. One 20-year-old Clinton Township resident was found drunk with a stolen weapon.

Shortly afterward officers discovered the incident started at a large party in the 400 block of Pingree in Royal Oak. The house was rented by Airbnb. Word of the planned party was posted on social media, police say.

When officers arrived at least 20 people were still at the house, but no one was willing to cooperate with them.

No victims have been identified, police say. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 248-246-3456.

Airbnb released a statement about the shooting:

“Unauthorized parties represent a serious breach of trust, and we are outraged at the reported violence. We have banned the booking guest from our platform and are providing support to our host. We also stand ready to support Royal Oak PD in their investigation.”

Here is the report from Sunday:


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