A statement from YouTube on Wednesday said the company would increase security at all its offices.
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YouTube says Nasim Aghdam entered through its parking garage before terrorizing an outdoor courtyard at its San Bruno, California headquarters while firing shots that wounded three people.
About 11 hours before the shooting, Aghdam was startled awake in the parking lot in Mountain View, a suburb 30 miles south of YouTube’s campus.
Aghdam had briefly fallen off the map, considered a missing person by her family until she surfaced in Mountain View early Tuesday morning.
San Bruno Police confirmed on Twitter that they were responding to an active shooter. “There was something going on with her psychologically that made her different from most people we would normally see”, said Dr. Eric Hickey. After 20 minutes of questioning, they determined that she was not a danger to herself or others and took their leave.
The family has since released an official statement acknowledging that attack, while also extending their sincerest sympathies to the victims who were hurt because of Aghdam.
“There seemed to be no kind of method or rhyme or reason to what she was doing”.
Two women wounded in the shooting have now been discharged from a San Francisco hospital.
The lone remaining hospitalized victim from this week’s YouTube shooting was upgraded to fair condition Thursday as investigators continue piecing together what fueled shooter Nasim Aghdam and whether authorities had a real chance to stop her. She operated multiple YouTube accounts where she posted videos in English, Farsi and Turkish.
The animal rights activist styled herself as “the first Persian female vegan bodybuilder”.
The fact that she bought a revolver and practiced shooting at a gun range also fueled assumptions that the incident could have been prevented if authorities reacted in time.
“I Googled ‘Mountain View, ‘ and it was close to YouTube headquarters”.
An employee at a San Diego gun store where a woman bought the pistol used to shoot three people at YouTube headquarters said there was nothing remarkable about the transaction, a newspaper reports. She opened fire with a handgun at YouTube headquarters wounding several people before fatally shooting herself.
Several San Bruno police officers on Wednesday spent almost two hours at Jackson Arms, a South San Francisco range. When they arrived two minutes later, they found employees fleeing the area.
Nasim Aghdam, an Iranian native who was in her late 30s, posted the videos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a website in that name decried YouTube’s policies, saying the company was trying to “suppress” content creators.
Amid a chaotic scene in the city of San Bruno, a woman believed to be the shooter was found dead at the scene of the Google-owned video sharing service.
“We’ve turned the building back over to YouTube”, Barberini said.
Neighbor John Rundell says she painted her parents’ house after the family moved in, that the entire family is “very, very friendly” and that her father is an electrical contractor.
Barberini described the scene as “hectic”.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent a message to employees after the shooting.
January 18 was the day that YouTube announced how it would make it more hard for “bad actors” to earn a living through the site’s ads.
YouTube’s policy change was prompted by a string of scandals and examples of people making money from videos even if they were in poor taste. Facebook and Instagram have taken down the photographs and other materials she posted to those websites, as well.
YouTube is calling the incident a “horrific act of violence” that “was deeply shocking and disturbing to our YouTube Family”.