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Florida Airbnb rental hosting birthday party leaves 1 dead, 1 injured after shooting

Police in Florida are searching for a suspected gunman accused of killing a man and injuring a woman during a birthday party at an Airbnb rental home. 

A family from Orlando was visiting Davenport where they rented a home to stage a birthday party for a 1-year-old child, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Monday. 

At around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man brought two plates of food to a vehicle on the road. As he was walking back to the home, a series of gunshots rang out that came from the vehicle, authorities said. He was hit and fell to the ground, Judd said. 

The suspect vehicle fled toward the Orlando area, Judd said. Investigators have not identified the suspects. 

“This was not the traditional house party that we normally see that ends up in a shooting. However, there were conversations between our suspect and our victim causing our victim to take two plates of food at 12:30 in the morning to these suspects, and they subsequently shot and killed him,” Sheriff Judd said. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to Airbnb. 

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to louis.casiano@fox.com.

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