Multiple People Injured After Shooting At YouTube Headquarters [Update]

Following earlier reports on Twitter and from The Hollywood Reporter, San Bruno Police confirmed an active shooter in the vicinity of YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. The suspect, a woman identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam, is now dead from what police currently believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Four individuals suffered gunshot wounds, including the deceased suspect, according to San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini. KCBS reports that the gunshot victims still living - two women aged 27 and 32 and one man aged 36 - are in fair, serious and critical condition, respectively. The weapon used was a handgun, though police have not yet released the make or model.

Despite earlier reports of a potential domestic motivation, at this time police do not believe Aghdam had specific targets or knew any of the victims. Her exact motives are still being determined, but information on her website suggests she maintained several YouTube channels and felt the platform was specifically suppressing her content. “Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” she wrote as part of a screed which included a quote from Adolf Hitler.

Aghdam’s YouTube channels, Facebook page and Instagram accounts have since been terminated.

Vadim Lavrusik, a YouTube employee, was among the first to post publicly about the incident.

Additional posts on social media show a heavy police presence outside the YouTube office, where around 2000 people work, and what looked to be an evacuation. Two YouTube employees claims to have seen blood on the stairs while being led out of the building.

An Instagram user in a nearby building photographed what appears to be a SWAT team moving in, while an aerial livestream showed police patting down evacuees. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco is also responding to the incident, according to reporters at Bloomberg and NBC. According to Reuters and KCBS, two area hospitals are receiving patients from this incident. The number of patients has not yet been released.

SWAT team advancing into the building.

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So far both Google and SBPD have been providing updates via their respective Twitter accounts. Google advised those working out of the San Bruno office “to continue to shelter in place until further notice”.

Google provided a statement from CEO Sundar Pichai which reiterated the information given by law enforcement and added that “We’re doing everything we can to support [the victims] and their families at this time.”


Comments

    I can’t wait for the Republicans and the NRA send their ‘thoughts and prayers’ AGAIN. Sigh.

      If the endless thoughts and prayers have only brought about more shootings, I think Republicans have to start realising, "Maybe God's switching teams..."

      I can't wait for the blame video games speech. Again.

        Maybe now they'll blame graphically violent youtube stream of violent games or some bs

    How's all those guns going over there America? I love the fact I can wake up, go to work and never have to worry about a lunatic with a gun.

      That constant fear for your life is the acceptable price of freedom, you commie!

      Well for a lot of Americans, the answer to your worry would be, "If you had a gun as well, you won't be worried as much. If everyone had a gun, the lunatic would think twice about bringing a gun to bear..."

        And yet the shootings continue despite so many of the states with open carry laws having so many shootings anyhow...

        Apparently one school's solution was to arm everyone with a bucket of rocks to throw at attackers. It works so well for hornets that it should work for an on-the-edge gunperson too right?

          The only acceptable solution for hornets is the flamethrower from aliens. Anything less and you're doomed.

            So true. And WD-40 and a lighter for funnel webs. Come to think of it, they remind of the head crabs in Ravenholm, the way they skitter around on fire.

              You've just made them more dangerous.

                Tell me about it. The first time I did that, it was funny until the flaming spider ran back through the cracked patio door and tried hiding in the curtains.

      You should be more scared! Only the criminals have guns now!

    Currently the police are saying the one of the shooters victims was her boyfriend and are treating this as an act of domestic violence.

    Gunman? Better get on Twitter and let the world know with the very minimal and vague information I have, gotta have them retweets I guess. Be damned if someone saw that and wanted to help and got shot in the process.

    Had one gun scare during my school years and it was a town away and students were being told off for contacting family in-case they decided to come down in an effort to save someone because they'd be putting themselves in harm's way.

    What a fucking insane world we live in, all this twitter and facebook nonsense.

      Not to mention that apathy is nonexistent as people scamble to turn a tragedy in to political agenda before the smoke even clears.

      World is fucked.

    Latest news is that she was a YouTuber that got demonetised, and it was revenge for it. That was from the shooter’s father. She was also a vegan that loved animals.

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