Chancelor Fields-Colbert, 19, an Alaska native and a freshman defensive back at Sierra College, piled into a car with his friends and football teammates June 20 for what they thought would be a fun night of partying.
The party had been planned and promoted on social media for nearly a month, and a 100-year-old Fair Oaks mansion recently converted to a short-term rental on Airbnb was rented out for the occasion, two of Fields-Colbert’s teammates told The Sacramento Bee. At least 60 people were there, but the neighbors never heard a peep beyond the walls of the 5,000-square-foot home surrounded by thick brush and towering bamboo shoots.
Fields-Colbert’s life was cut short there at the gathering when a man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt showed up and opened fire.
Last week’s shooting was the latest in a growing trend of wild rental parties in the Sacramento region attracting uninvited guests and devolving into violence. In the last two months, at least three people have been injured and now one man killed in shootings at Airbnb rentals in Elk Grove, Rocklin and Fair Oaks. Violence has also broken out in recent months at parties in Reno, San Diego and Seattle.