San Bruno, California
At YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California Tuesday afternoon, “a woman shot and wounded three persons before killing herself” authorities said.
Police have named the suspect as Nasim Aghdam, 39, and say they are still investigating a motive.
Among the injured, a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, a 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 36-year-old man was critical.
In this, the Apple Ceo Tim Cook as well as Vadium Lavrushik of youtube Tweeted the following…
From everyone at Apple, we send our sympathy and support to the team at YouTube and Google, especially the victims and their families.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 3, 2018
Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.
— Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik) April 3, 2018
The local police confirmed “The shooting started around lunch break, the woman approached an outdoor patio and dining courtyard on the campus and began to fire before entering the building,”
The San Jose Mercury News, citing a law enforcement source, said that she was targeting her boyfriend due to a domestic dispute.
Employees ran out to cover or took shelter where they could and several of them posted the news on social media. Others called their families to let them know they were safe.
“It was very chaotic, as you can imagine,” San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini told reporters.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google that owns YouTube, called the shooting a “horrific act of violence unimaginable tragedy, it’s with great sadness that I tell you – based on the latest information – four people were injured in this horrific act of violence… I know a lot of you are in shock right now. Over the coming days, we will continue to provide support to help everyone in our Google family heal from this unimaginable tragedy,”
Jesse Pineda of San Bruno told the San Francisco Chronicle “I was getting a hamburger at a restaurant across the street from the YouTube offices when I heard three shots in rapid succession and a young woman walking out with shot in the left leg, I pulled her to safety in the restaurant.”
He heard more shots and when he ran back towards YouTube he saw a woman on the ground.
“She was dead, I’m sure of it, Those 10 shots were rapid fire — it was no mercy. There were four more shots after that. I wish I had had a gun but I didn’t. I had to be smart and get out of there. I had to be fast. “Pineda said.
President Donald Trump said on Twitter that “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene”.
Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
In response, Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey tweeted: “We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies.”
Last month, YouTube announced it would ban content promoting the sale of guns and gun accessories as well as videos that teach how to make guns.