Female Shooter At YouTube Headquarters Is Identified
A woman who injured three people in a shooting at YouTube headquarters in Northern California has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam.
Aghdam, 39, was a resident of San Diego, the San Bruno Police Department said in a statement.
After shooting three people at the San Bruno facility Tuesday, she killed herself with a handgun, authorities said. A fourth person injured their ankle while escaping the gunfire on campus.
There were conflicting reports on whether the shooter knew the victims. Two law enforcement officials told CNN that the shooter knew at least one of the victims. But police said at this time, there’s no evidence that she knew the victims or that individuals were specifically targeted.
“We know very, very little right now, and we probably won’t know more until tomorrow morning,” San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said.
Shooter yelled: ‘Come get me!’
The shooting started shortly before 1 p.m. local time at the company’s headquarters about 10 miles from San Francisco.
Witnesses described chaotic scenes as confused employees wondered what the loud bangs were.
Senior software engineer Zach Voorhies was working when the fire alarm blared.
“I went outside with my electric skateboard and I started skating down, because I thought it was a fire,” he told CNN affiliate KPIX. “I heard some yelling and I saw somebody down on his back with a red spot on his stomach.”
As they fled the building, he said, the shooter was in the courtyard yelling, ” ‘Come at me, or come get me!’ “
Product manager Todd Sherman said he was at his desk when he heard what sounded like rumbling as people ran.
“First thought was earthquake,” Sherman said in a series of tweets. He dashed toward the exit, where someone said there was a person with a gun.
“At that point, every new person I saw was a potential shooter,” he said. “I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs.”
He fled downstairs, peeking around him to ensure the shooter was not in the vicinity, before dashing out of the building.
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