Orinda Shooting Could Have Link To SF Slayings

Tim Ryan
November 05, 2019 - 10:14 am
Four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting at a home rented through Airbnb for an unauthorized party on Oct. 31, 2019.

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The home in Orinda used for Airbnb rentals, where a deadly mass shooting took place on Halloween, has been a sore subject for neighbors who have dealt with its large and loud parties. Some are now petitioning for the city to make changes.

Meanwhile there are several media reports that link the slaughter to a quadruple shooting in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley four years ago.

In that earlier attack, a car double-parked at Page and Laguna Streets was fired upon, leaving four men dead.

The defendant in the earlier shooting, then 27-year-old Lee Farley Jr., remains locked up in San Francisco while facing charges. One of the five victims in the recent Orinda shooting was Farley Jr.'s younger brother. 

Related: Airbnb Bans 'Party Houses' After Mass Shooting In Orinda

Orinda Police Chief David Cook isn't commenting on a possible retaliation link.

“It’s a very complex investigation,” Cook said. “There was a wide area with a lot of people involved. We’re still trying to wrap our arms around what exactly transpired.”

Authorities announced there are no arrests yet in the Halloween shooting.

The City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the Orinda’s library auditorium and expected to talk about regulations for short-term home rentals.