Airbnb says it will pay for funerals in Halloween shooting
Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 8, 2019 11:18AM EST
ORINDA, Calif. -- Airbnb says it will pay funeral expenses for the five victims killed in a Halloween shooting at one of its rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company said Thursday it will also cover counselling 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 counselling 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.