Teenage girl and woman arrested for shooting at Airbnb house party, police say
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE / KGPE) – Police arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 51-year-old woman in connection with an Airbnb shooting in Fresno in late November, according to Fresno police officials.
On November 21 just before 9:00 p.m., officers responded to a house near Vagedes and Olive avenues regarding a shooting victim.
Upon arrival, police said they found a 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Authorities say she was rushed to a local hospital and underwent surgery on arrival. His condition was not disclosed by the police.
Throughout the investigation, detectives learned that the house was an Airbnb rental, which had been rented for the weekend by an adult to host a teenager’s birthday party.
Police said several people at the party were drinking alcohol and people not invited to the party had shown up at the Airbnb. An adult who had rented the Airbnb then started turning people away, officials said.
Police said officers at the scene were told by witnesses that a white Mercedes had driven around the block several times before someone from the car pulled straight towards the rental house, hitting the youngster. 15 year old girl.
Throughout the investigation, authorities say a 16-year-old boy was identified as the shooter and was taken into custody. According to police, he was arrested for assault with a machine gun / assault weapon and other charges of firearms.
Officials also say they learned that a 51-year-old woman who helped organize the party gave the minors access to alcohol and became aware of guns that were present at the rally.
Police said the woman was arrested for cruelty to children and contributing to juvenile delinquency.
Neither the 16-year-old boy nor the 51-year-old woman have been identified by authorities.