A 33-year-old man was shot dead when a party at a $3.35million mansion listed on Airbnb got out of hand on Memorial Day Weekend.
Keivan Heath was shot at the home in Lynnfield, Massachusetts early Sunday morning and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities said Heath was discovered by officers responding to reports of gunfire at the home around 3am on Sunday.
Homeowner Alex Styller, 49, rented the home to a group of people who said they planned to hold a small college reunion at the 5,000 sq ft residence – which rents for $1,400 a night.
Styller was informed of the shooting at the home, which is currently on the market, from his real estate broker around 7.30am Sunday.
He found that the six bedroom mansion had been left a ‘big mess’ and discovered a bullet hole in the kitchen, Styller told the Boston Globe.
Styller said he was not certain where exactly in – or outside – of the home the shooting may have happened.
One neighbor said the party started around 11am on Saturday and that girls in bikinis and college-aged partygoers could be seen entering the house, they told CBS Boston.
Police have not revealed what led up to the shooting and the investigation remains ongoing. No arrests were made as of Sunday evening.
Styller said he thought the planned reunion would include up to 20 people. Instead police informed him that anywhere from 60 to 100 people were at the home that night.
Paper plates, plastic cups and utensils were strewn about the street of the house, which is protected by a wrought-iron gate and requires that guests be buzzed in, according to the Boston Herald.
The home, which is 15 miles away from downtown Boston, is described online as being in one of the ‘safest areas’ in Massachusetts.
Styller said he believes the renters, aged 34 to 40, did not know the shooter or the victim and that they were ‘very nice, very polite’ people who were ‘in shock’.
‘They are very sorry and they feel extremely bad about what happened,’ he told WCVB. ‘They didn’t expect this to turn out this way.’
Styller added that the renters were planning to pay professional cleaners to take care of the mess.
The property has been owned by Styller, who had the home built on site, since 2003.
He said he has been renting the home on the weekends for corporate retreats and family reunions for years and has only had positive experiences.
And Styller said he has no plans to stop renting it out in the future.
‘I just continue to believe,’ he said, ‘That most of the people are great, wonderful, trustworthy, responsible, reliable people and individuals.’