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5 Arrested for Involvement in Calif. Airbnb Party Shooting

Authorities arrested four people on Thursday on suspicion of murder and conspiracy, and arrested a fifth person as an accessory

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    Sheriff Releases New Details on Orinda Shooting

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff has released new details on the shooting that killed five people in Orinda on Halloween night. "It was a bloodbath inside the home," he said. New details were also released on the shooters-- two rival gangs were involved, one from Marin County and one from San Francisco. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019)

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff is calling a shooting that left five dead during a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental a “bloodbath.”

    Sheriff David Livingston said Friday that he knows residents in Orinda are on edge after the massive party on Oct. 31 and wanted to provide an update, although he could not yet say what sparked the shooting and who shot whom.

    Livingston said there is a wealth of evidence to process, including casings that littered the floors and countertops of the four-bedroom home with vaulted ceilings that hosted roughly 100 people that night.

    “In my 32 years of law enforcement, I have never seen a homicide scene like this, ever,” he said. “It was a bloodbath inside the home.”

    Five people were injured, which is one more than previously reported. Three had gunshot wounds but one had severe injuries from jumping more than 30 feet (9 meters) from a balcony to escape gunfire.

    Tiyon Farley, 22, of Antioch; Omar Taylor, 24, of Pittsburg; Raymon Hill Jr., 23, of San Francisco and Oakland; Javlin County, 29, of Sausalito and Richmond; and Oshiana Tompkins, 19, of Vallejo and Hercules, died in the shooting.

    Livingston said while they arrested five people, authorities are looking for others. He said the party was filled with people carrying firearms, including two of the deceased.

    Authorities arrested four people on Thursday on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. They are Lebraun Tyree Wallace, 28, of San Mateo; Shamron Joshua Mitchell, 30, of Antioch; and Jaquez Deshawn Sweeney and Jason D. Iles, both 20 and of Marin City. All four were being held without bail.

    Party promoter Devin Isiah Williamson, 21, of Vallejo, was arrested as an accessory and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

    Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky has since said that the San Francisco-based company was taking steps to stop unauthorized parties in the wake of the deadly shooting.

    Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    [NATL] Shooting at 2nd Wisconsin High School Leaves Community in Shock

    A school officer and a student were injured at Wisoonsin's Oshkosh West High School Tuesday morning, when the student was shot after attempting to stab the office with a sharp object. The shooting comes just one day after a school resource officer at Waukesha South High School shot a 17-year-old armed student who refused to drop his weapon.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019)