Tulsa Police Investigate AirBnB Shooting

Monday, January 24th 2022, 9:50 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

UPDATE: 2nd Person Arrested For Shooting At Tulsa AirBnB

People in a Tulsa neighborhood said they had a scary weekend after a party at a rented house ended in several shots being fired.

Tulsa police think dozens of shots were fired.

One bullet even hit an innocent man driving by.

A 16-year-old has been arrested.

You can see bullets across the street of the rented house just west of downtown Tulsa.

“It was a house that was rented out for a party," said Officer Andre Baul.

Tulsa Police Officer Andre Baul said the home was being rented as an AirBnB and many people were at the home on January 22.

Neighbors said they heard gunshots being fired for several minutes.

A woman living across the street said off-camera that several shots hit her home. She was terrified since her young child was sleeping in a bedroom next to the window.

Another neighbor next door to the AirBnB said she hid in her closet for several hours. She described it as one of the scariest nights of her life, in a usually very calm neighborhood.

Officer Baul said those gunshots went through a man’s windshield and into his car. He was grazed in the head by a bullet but will be okay. 

“Our victim said he was just driving by and all the sudden he heard gunshots," Baul said.

The victim drove to a nearby convenience store where he called the police.

"He was trying to get away and drive to a safe location to call 911," Baul said. “It’s hard to know who you’re renting your property out to.”

AirBnB sent a statement saying this party was an unauthorized incident, without the homeowner’s consent. The person renting the home is banned from AirBnB.

AirBnB bans parties and we condemn this senseless violence, which has no place in the AirBnB community. We have banned this guest from our platform."

Police arrested a 16-year-old for shooting with intent to kill and think there may be more suspects.

The house is no longer listed for rental.

If you have any information, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 918-596-COPS.