HOUSTON – A man is in critical condition after police said he was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting while outside of an Airbnb during a possible graduation party in east downtown Houston Sunday.
It happened at a condo located in the 2700 block of Dallas Street.
Officers with the Houston Police Department received reports of a shooting around 10:45 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found one man had been shot in the head. The man was transported by an ambulance to the hospital, where police said he is in critical condition.
Investigators said the man was outside and the shots were fired from outside the condo.
Officers said multiple calibers of ammunition were found on the ground as they investigated the shooting, which causes them to believe there were multiple shooters.
“It appears there was maybe a graduation party that was open to the public,” a detective with HPD said. “There was a crowd, big crowd outside when an unknown vehicle, possibly an SUV, drove by and began shooting at the crowd.”
Detectives said they believe the victim is 20 or 21 years old.
An Airbnb spokesperson sent KPRC 2 the following statement:
“Our policies ban both parties and ‘party houses’, and we join the community in condemning this criminal gun violence. Our Safety team is actively investigating, and we also stand ready to support the Houston Police Department.”
According to the spokesperson, the condo has only been on Airbnb’s website since April with only a couple of reservations before the incident. The booking guest has been removed from the platform and Airbnb has deactivated the listing as the investigation continues. Airbnb said the company can confirm that the host of the property specifically banned parties in the home,