BYOB and BYOW, bring your own beer and weed. A short video purporting to be of the party made the social media rounds. The video is on a British news site, not an American, because we wouldn't want people to watch the video and draw the wrong conclusions.
So yeah, a nice quiet party of "college age" folk just having a good time, with a little weed thrown in for good measure. Unless every black kid in Orinda was there, it looks like this might be a party of out of town "youths" renting a swanky place to trash.
The party lasted about an hour, as the cops were on their way for noise complaints (the house is on a little winding cul-de-sac on a hill so I am sure there were cars all over the road). Before the cops showed up, the party turned into a shooting. At least 5 are dead.
The Latest: 5 victims named in California Halloween shooting
A fifth person has died as a result of a Halloween night shooting at an Airbnb rental in Northern California.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office announced late Friday night that 19-year-old Oshiana Tompkins of Vallejo and Hercules died at a local hospital. The statement posted on social media did not specify when Tompkins was pronounced dead.
Tompkins' death brings the total fatalities in the Thursday night shooting to five. Authorities have identified the other victims as 22-year-old Tiyon Farley of Antioch, 24-year-old Omar Taylor of Pittsburg, 23-year-old Ramon Hill Jr., and 29-year-old Javin County.
No arrests have been made and there's no word on motive. Authorities say they found two guns at the Orinda scene.
No arrests. No motive. That says volumes.
"House Party" is quickly entering the lexicon of euphemisms for black or mestizo violence along with "teens" and "youths". White and Asian kids have parties too, they just don't end up in gunfire with such regularity.
Large crowds plus liquor and weed plus diversity = mass shootings that the media downplays.