Police link Vancouver gunshots to party at vacation rental home; bullets hit newspaper delivery car

A woman delivering newspapers was not injured after bullets pierced her car’s windshield Sunday morning in Vancouver, police say.

The bullets “barely” missed the woman when they hit her car at around 2:45 a.m., Vancouver police said in a written statement.

Gunshots also hit an occupied home, and Vancouver Police Department spokesperson Kim Kapp said police received no reports of injuries.

Police said the shooting is connected to a home where a large party was taking place. The home was rented through VRBO, a short-term rental website, though police initially said that it was an Airbnb rental.

Officers said they found more than 25 bullet casings near the house, near Northeast 151st Avenue and 11th Street.

No Airbnb rentals on the blocks where the shootings occurred had reservations during the time of the incident, Airbnb spokesperson Ben Breit said.

Note: This story and headline have been updated with additional context from Airbnb.

— Ryan Nguyen; rnguyen@oregonian.com; @ryanjjnguyen

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