Update on active shooter at @YouTube headquarters: Photos posted to Twitter show employees are being led out of the building with their hands up. There are helicopters on the scene as well as police SWAT teams. https://t.co/5uUExDjyQI
— Recode (@Recode) April 3, 2018
Active Shooter @YouTube! My building is on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/MqESKbvVtk
— Don Cometa (@DonCometa) April 3, 2018
Area hospitals saying they are receiving multiple patients
Will be going back on air shortly with @NBCNews special report with latest on reported shooting at YouTube hq in San Bruno, Calif. Area hospitals receiving multiple patients.
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) April 3, 2018
NEW: Stanford Health Care confirms 4-5 patients from the shooting are being treated there, no word on conditions at this point
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) April 3, 2018
The LA Times reported: At least two people were reportedly struck by gunfire, according to a law enforcement source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident. The shooter was described as a woman. So far authorities do not believe this was an act of terrorism and appears instead to have been a case of domestic or workplace violence — although the investigation has just begun.
Our hearts are with you, @YouTube. pic.twitter.com/zD63Wn0vTC
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) April 3, 2018
BREAKING: YouTube shooter is a female and she is down, multiple law enforcement sources tell @NBCNews – @anblanxhttps://t.co/YQ0x5rJFwo
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 3, 2018
3-4 wounded, none seriously. One dead — the shooter — who apparently took her own life.
Nothing left to do but assess the damage, determine the motive, and then not do anything about guns.
She has been identified as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam who lived in San Diego.
Police said she shot a man and two women who were taken to hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
Aghdam was a prolific YouTuber who had ranted online claiming the company was censoring her content. Multiple YouTube channels that belonged to Aghdam, where she frequently posted about animal rights and veganism, were terminated Tuesday night after she was named as the shooter.
In one online rant, she complained that YouTube censored her content by imposing an age restriction on one of her workout videos because they were too racy. She says the company failed to do the same thing for stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, whose videos, she says, are inappropriate for children.
In a Facebook post from February 2017, Aghdam blasted YouTube saying, “There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube.”
On her personal webpage, she posted another rant about YouTube saying, “Be aware…there is no free speech in real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered and merely relegated, so that people can hardly see their videos.” Aghdam also quotes Adolf Hitler, saying, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
Her father Ismail Aghdam said he warned police that she hated YouTube and feared she might be headed to their headquarters after she went missing from her home 470 miles away.
When I watch this video of the YouTube HQ San Bruno shooter Nasim Aghdam, it seems explicitly clear that a mental health crisis is the problem we’re facing. Another mentally ill killer who ended up an extremist. Very sad. pic.twitter.com/xWwnyUEdrW
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 4, 2018
This is one of her videos from a grab before it was deleted.