YouTube HQ

YouTube HQ (Photo credit: Jenna Lane/KCBS Radio)

YouTube HQ Shooter Dead, Several Injured

April 03, 2018 - 1:24 pm

SAN BRUNO (KCBS Radio) - On Tuesday afternoon, approximately 12:46pm, a woman entered YouTube headquarters in San Bruno. There she arrived at an outdoo patio area where she shot at and injured three people, before taking her own life.

Police have identified the female suspect as 38-year-old Nasim Aghdam, according to CBS News. One of those injured was apparently Aghdam's estranged boyfriend and another injured her ankle as she ran from the incident. KCBS' Megan goldsby reports, Aghdam had been a prolific poster on the site.

"We did locate a victim with what we believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound," San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said at press conference. "It’s a female, but the investigation is still ongoing before we can put all the pieces together."

YouTube HQ Shooting
YouTube HQ Shooting (Photo credit: Jenna Lane/KCBS Radio)

Barberini described the scene when police arrived "We did encounter one victim with an apparent gunshot wound towards the front of the business as we arrived," he said. "Several minutes later while conducting a search of the premises, officers located a second individual with a gunshot wound that may have been self-inflicted."

Police Chief Barberini Press Conference:

Many areas near the shooting such as the Bayhill Shopping Center remained roped off late afternoon while authorities continue to investigate the scene. San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa was among many local politicians who issued statements following the shooting. "I commend the YouTube employees who maintained their composure during this tragic event and the incredible response by law enforcement officers who quickly secured the campus," Canepa said. "This is a resilient community that will recover with each other's support."

Lisa Kim, a spokeswoman for Stanford Medical Center, said just before 2 p.m. that four to five patients were expected at that hospital. Brent Andrew, a spokesman for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, confirmed that multiple patients had been transported there as well. San Mateo County Coroner's Office confirms to KCBS Radio they were called to scene.

KCBS Radio's Jenna Lane reported police escorting dozens of YouTube employees with hands on their heads from San Bruno headquarters:

Vadim Lavrusik, who was working at that facility, wrote on Twitter shortly before 1 p.m. that he heard shots and saw people running while at his desk before barricading himself inside a room with other coworkers.

Dan, a caller into KCBS Radio witnessed heightened emergency services activity in the area between Daly City and San Bruno. "I've seen all sorts of police cars, everything from unmarked police cars, sheriff's, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, it's like I've seen 50 vehicles converge on that area."

CBS News confirms President Trump has been briefed on the shooting and are "monitoring the ongoing situation" Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary said. Trump later tweeted "Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene."

"My stomach sinks with yet another active shooter alert. I’m praying for the safety of everyone at YouTube headquarters." Sen. Dianne Feinstein tweeted.

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