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Homeowners fed up with party house

Posted at 10:02 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 19:07:21-05
Neighbors complain they have an Airbnb nightmare on their hands. They say all-night partiers are overrunning their block. 
Long-time residents say a homeowner keeps renting out a house on South Easy Street. They say the noise can last into the wee hours of the morning, partiers leave trash everywhere and last night gunfire broke out.
"I kept this home because my kids were born here," says Fernando Coronado, a homeowner who has lived there for 30 years. He gets choked up as he tells us, sometimes, life on Easy Street is hard. "I was woken up at night 1:30. I was woken up before two o'clock in the morning."
The home is question lists on Airbnb for $97 dollars a night. Neighbors say out-of-towners often rent it for parties. Lately, neighbors complain, those parties have been getting wild.
"The parties are getting out of hand. Last night we had a shooting," Coronado says.
Coronado shows us home-surveillance and the cell-phone videos of the commotion after the shooting. Cars drive up and down the street, people run, and cops with their flashlights out. 
Jonathan Fuentes and his friends rented the house for the weekend, but after hearing about the problems, they want out. "It's pretty concerning. Just get my money back and go have fun somewhere else," Fuentes says.
We tried to talk to the man who rented out the house. But he wouldn't answer our questions when told that neighbors have been complaining about people having loud parties, leaving trash, and a shooting,
The Clark County Assessor's website lists the homeowner under the name Midany Dror.
As for Coronado, he says he'll keep fighting to keep his neighborhood safe.
Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian says the house is one of a number on her radar.
She tells 13 Action News that City Council is looking at an ordinance that would require owners to get a special-use permit for short-term leases of less than 30 days. Council members could pass that into law in the next six weeks.
Airbnb issued the following statement about the rental home:
We take these complaints seriously and are reviewing the listing. The overwhelming majority of Airbnb hosts and guests are good neighbors and respectful travelers, so concerns like this are incredibly rare, but when incidents do happen, we work to make things right. We have no tolerance for this type of behavior and if need be we will ban the guests and hosts involved.