Police say shots were fired at a home in Emerald Lakes Estates near Long Pond this morning.
15 people were taken into custody but police say the shooter remains at large.
Chief Chris Wagner of Pocono Mountain Regional Police says, "A lot of people in the house, lots of marijuana, lots of alcohol going on."
Police were called to a home on Lite Foot Trail around seven this morning inside The Estates at Emerald Lakes Private Community for shots fired. Police say a party went into the wee hours of the morning and then a robbery occurred outside resulting in a gun being drawn.
Wagner says, "There’s shots fired into the house. One of the partygoers was outside and was in the vicinity of those shots fired."
The shooter left the scene prior to police arrival but we’re told the person had been at the party. He’s described as a black man driving a 2020 Black Jeep Wrangler with the top down. Police say another black man is with him.
Wagner says, "Due to the uncooperative nature of the people in the house, we’re not getting good information as to who that person was or who invited them or why they were there."
15 people were arrested for the drugs found at the residence. Some are also facing false identification charges. Police say one was a juvenile and the rest were between the ages of 20 to 30 years old. They were all from New Jersey.
Wagner says, "We’re investigating a felony narcotics violation."
The residence had been rented for the week. One neighbor tells us it’s a scary situation and she’s fed up with Airbnb’s.
Neighbor Vickie Mebus says, "This has got to stop this stuff. This is a quiet neighborhood, it’s a quiet development and the people that live in here, that’s what they’re here for."
Police say municipalities across the state have been really overloaded with a lot of complaints about Airbnb rentals.
Wagner says, "We just encourage homeowners to be vigilant. If you’re going to rent out your home, make sure you’re following municipality ordinances, make sure you know who you’re renting to."
This is an isolated incident and police say there is no threat to the surrounding community.