‘Disgruntled’ woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, kills self after injuring 3

RSTV Bureau
San Bruno : Officers run toward a YouTube office in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. AP/PTI

San Bruno : Officers run toward a YouTube office in San Bruno, Calif., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
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In yet another shocking incident of gun violence in United States, one woman opened fire at the YouTube headquarters in California on Tuesday, wounding three people before killing herself. The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Nasim Aghdam, who was disgruntled over some domestic dispute, said reports.

The headquarters of YouTube, a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, in San Bruno near Silicon Valley has a significant number of Indian-American professionals.

Officials said they believe the motive behind the incident was a domestic related-dispute and is not terror-related at this point of the investigation. The woman shot three people at the YouTube headquarters in Northern California.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said the suspect was found at the scene and appeared to have killed herself with a 9 mm handgun.

San Bruno : Emergency and law enforcement personnel exit YouTube headquarters, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Bruno, California. AP/PTI

San Bruno : Emergency and law enforcement personnel exit YouTube headquarters, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in San Bruno, California.
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One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, is said to be in a critical condition. The other two victims are a 32-year-old woman who was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman who was in fair condition, officials said.

US President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting.

“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,” he said.

Google, which owns the world’s biggest online video website, in a tweet, advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area.

“There is no need to take any action. We have provided employees a helpline,” it said. In another tweet, it said the company was coordinating with authorities.

In an email to his employee, Google CEO Sunder Pichai said that the shooting happened when employees were having lunch at YouTube headquarters.

(With inputs from Agencies)