Active Shooter Incident at YouTube HQ Leaves Four Injured
Three people were shot at the YouTube HQ in San Bruno, Calif.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Apr 04, 2018
Employee's of Google-owned YouTube are reeling after an active shooter incident on the San Bruno campus Tuesday that left four people injured and a suspected shooter dead.
Police told reporters that they received multiple calls to 911 of gunfire in the area of the YouTube Headquarters around 12:48 p.m. and immediately responded to the area. San Bruno authorities say a person unknown to the company walked onto the campus and began shooting nearby people with a handgun.
Three people were injured with gunshot wounds and a fourth sustained an ankle injury in the panic of a hurried evacuation. The gunshot victims were taken to area hospitals and are listed in serious or critical condition.
Upon entry into the YouTube HQ campus, police found the suspected shooter dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police identified the deceased shooter as Nasime Aghdam, a 39-year-old woman from San Diego, and said there is no evidence she knew the victims or that they were specifically targeted. Family of Aghdam said she had been missing for several days leading up to the shooting.
Authorities responded within minutes to the YouTube Headquarters and were joined by San Francisco FBI agents and the ATF. The investigation is on-going as police search to confirm a potential motive for the shooting, but reporters have unearthed several YouTube channels belonging to a person of the same name as the suspected shooter. Videos on the channel suggest the creator was frustrated by the demonetization of her videos.
Sydny Shepard is the Executive Editor of Campus Security & Life Safety.