The CEO of YouTube has released a statement following the shooting at YouTube Headquarters in Bruno California where 4 employees were injured and the shooting suspect from self-inflicted injuries.
Tuesday evening YouTube CEO took to Twitter to thank the law enforcement and first responders who responded to the shooting. She also sent her condolences to all those hurt in the shooting.
There are no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter @YouTube today. Our deepest gratitude to law enforcement & first responders for their rapid response. Our hearts go out to all those injured & impacted today. We will come together to heal as a family.
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) April 4, 2018
Sources tell ABC News that the shooter has been identified, by two law enforcement sources, as Nasim Aghdam of California. The incident may have been domestic-related with sources telling ABC News that it was most likely not terror-related.
The victim in critical condition is believed to have been the suspect’s intended target, two law enforcement sources told ABC News. The other victims were apparently unintended. Read more here
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, San Bruno Police Chief Barberini confirmed that one person is dead and four others are injured after a shooting at the YouTube Headquarters in California.
Chief Barberini stated that a woman, now identified as Nasim Aghdam, was found dead after a search of the building. She is believed to be the shooter. The Chief says that she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police do not know whether the woman was an employee of YouTube. Chief Barberini also says that there is no information to suggest that there was a second shooter.
Investigations are ongoing.
At around 12:48 p.m. (PDT), police located a person with a gunshot wound outside the YouTube headquarters. After a search of the building, another victim was located. Two others were located across the street from the facility. They are all being treated for gunshot injuries. Three people, two women and one man, are being treated at Zuckerberg General Hospital in San Francisco. A 32-year-old woman is in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman is currently in fair condition. A 36-year-old man is in critical condition.
All have sustained gunshot injuries.
The area is still an active scene and a full search of the business is still being conducted. All employees have been evacuated from the building.
President Trump was briefed shortly after the incident and released a statement on his Twitter account:
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
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) – Police and federal officials have responded to reports of a shooting Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in Northern California.
Police in the city of San Bruno said there was an active shooter but could not provide more information. Multiple 911 calls reported gunfire, and police and fire officials have responded, City Manager Connie Jackson said.
Television news footage showed people leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building. Officers patted down people grouped outside, and police vehicles surrounded the area.
Google, which owns the world’s biggest online video website, posted on Twitter that the company is coordinating with authorities. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it’s also responding to the shooting at YouTube’s suburban campus.
YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik posted on Twitter that he heard gunshots and saw people running. He said he was barricaded in a room with his co-workers before being safely evacuated.
Will Hudson said his friend who works for YouTube texted him about the shooter.
"I think there might be a shooter in my building," read one text. "The fire alarm went off so we started to evacuate and then people (started) running saying there was a shooter."
Hudson said his friend has made it safely back to San Francisco and is in contact with his family. Hudson said he’s become accustomed to hearing about such violence but has never been so close to it before.
"It just feels strange. It feels like it could really be anyone. That’s really the strangeness of it," he said.
Calls and emails to YouTube representatives were not immediately returned.
California media is reporting an active shooter inside the building at YouTube in San Bruno, California.
A police dispatcher confirmed for the Hollywood Reporter that there was an active shooter on the campus and there was "a very active scene," the newspaper reports.
Here is a tweet from a YouTube employee:
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
Police activity at 901 Cherry Ave, please stay out of the area. pic.twitter.com/H6iAj0g7ra
— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 3, 2018
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) April 3, 2018