The breaking news is that there has been a shooting event in the Bay area of San Bruno, California at the YouTube headquarters. Little is known so far, beyond the facts that people were rushed to the hospital and that the suspect shooter has been identified as a woman, who was found deceased by a self-inflicted gun shot. There is no information as to the injuries of others.
One medical facility, a San Francisco hospital is reporting that 3 victims were transported to its facilities, 2 women were received in serious condition and one 36 year old man is in critical condition.
San Bruno police officials have identified the suspect as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, who was found dead from what authorities say is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Some news reports indicated the suspect may have known one of the victims, but there is no hard evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.”
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On April 3, 2018, James Queally and Benjamin Oreskes of the LA Times penned the following report, Active shooting at YouTube headquarters brings huge police response
“An active shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., sparked panic and a massive police response Tuesday (4/3/18).”
“Several YouTube employees sent tweets Tuesday afternoon, saying employees were racing out of the company’s Cherry Avenue offices shortly after 1 p.m.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, but the investigation has just begun.”
“Witnesses in the area said they saw dozens of firefighters and police officers descending on the area. Other witnesses said they saw police holding rifles and other weapons.”
“Producers from YouTube tweeted that they believed there was an active shooter on the company’s campus. Some said they heard so many people running that they believed an earthquake had struck. Others described a gruesome scene.”
“I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs,” Todd Sherman, a YouTube producer, wrote on Twitter. “Peaked [sic] around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front.”
“Michelle Tam, a hostess at the Hashes & Brews restaurant about a block away from the company’s headquarters, said a swarm of police and fire vehicles drove into the area around 12:45 p.m.”
“We see lots cops and firefighters,” Tam said. “We can’t see any people. It’s just a lot of trucks along the street at the moment.”
“Tam said three YouTube employees came into the restaurant appearing visibly shaken.”
“”They came in from a back door,” she said. “They sat down at a table. They were in a daze. One guy, there was a little blood on his head.”
“One employee had a partial fragment of a bullet in her shoe, Tam said.”
“At another nearby business, roughly two dozen customers barricaded themselves inside Nueve restaurant when authorities told them to “stay far away from YouTube,” around 1 p.m., bartender Carlos Gutierrez told a reporter over the phone.”
Note: This report was updated on April 4, 2018.