Woman shot 3 people at the YouTube Headquater,before Killing Herself ….
Shots were fired on Tuesday afternoon, at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, hitting three employees, before turning the gun on herself.
The woman was identified as Nasim Aghdam, 39, a frequent user of YouTube. She was furious with the video sharing site because of their new policies which has stricter rules and censors certain videos.
Aghdam was a prolific YouTuber who had ranted online against the company’s new policies and accused them of censoring her videos. So, on Tuesday, she walked into YouTube campus wearing glasses and a scarf and opened fire on employees, hitting a man and two women.
Aghdam, who described herself as an animal rights activist and vegan bodybuilder, had a significant online presence with multiple YouTube channels and social media pages. Her YouTube channel, where she posted bizarre videos, had more than 5,000 subscribers and got many views but when YouTube introduced its new policies, the views on her video reduced.
In January 2017, she posted a video in which she vented about being censored by the company. She said the company “filtered” her videos and this has caused her to lose views and money.
After the shooting, Aghdam’s YouTube channels and social media pages were all removed.
When police arrived at YouTube’s headquarters, they discovered one victim with a gunshot wound and then found the shooter with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound several minutes later, the police chief said at a press conference. He said two additional gunshot victims were later located at an adjacent business and that a fourth injured person suffered an ankle injury.
Law enforcement officials had initially said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute after early indications suggested she had shot her boyfriend. But further investigation led to the discovery that she had a personal vendetta against YouTube.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai called the shooting a “horrific act of violence”. And President Donald Trump offered his “thoughts and prayers” after being briefed on the shooting.