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One shot at wild weekend AirBNB party in Merion Village

One shot at wild weekend AirBNB party in Merion Village

Mike Thomas

In the immortal words of iconic musical duo LMFAO, “party rock is in the house tonight. Everybody just have a good time.”

Unfortunately, a “good time” took a turn for the worse during a party at an AirBNB in Columbus’ Marion Village neighborhood over the weekend.

According to a report on, neighbors of the AirBNB called police several times late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, as it seemed a party taking place in the residence was getting “out of control.”


The neighborly apprehensions were proven correct when this rager turned into a full-blown shootout. It was only after shots were fired that police responded at the scene.

According to Columbus police, one man was shot in the incident. He was taken to Grant Medical Center and is in stable condition.

According to reports from the scene, there is still some trash left in the yard from Saturday’s party, along with visible bullet holes in the house.

UPDATE: In light of the incident described in this piece, a representative of Air BnB reached out to (614) with the following statement, as well as a detailed description of some of their company policies:

“The reported behavior is appalling and violates everything our Columbus community represents. We’ve removed this listing as well as the booking guest from our platform as we investigate, and we stand ready to support Columbus PD. Our thoughts are with the victim and the Merion Village neighbors.


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