Neighbors express safety concerns over fatal Hayward Airbnb shooting

By Henry Lee

HAYWARD, Calif. (KTVU) – The deadly shooting at a Hayward Airbnb over the weekend is raising more questions about safety. 

The online marketplace for rental housing and tourism introduced new safety measures after the Halloween night mass shooting in Orinda. 

Sunday’s incident was the first homicide in Hayward of 2020.  A man was found shot shortly after 5:20 a.m. at an Airbnb rental in the 1800 block of Osage Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Now Airbnb is offering its support to the Hayward Police Department. 

On Monday, a memorial of candles and balloons sat outside the house where the man was killed at a party.

Police say they are working on the investigation and the motive is not clear. When they arrived they found the victim with gunshot wounds. 

Neighbors say they saw more than the usual number of cars on the street and a lot of people running away after the shooting. 

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