Shooting Reported at YouTube Headquarters

Police in San Bruno, Calif., April 3 confirmed reports of shots fired this afternoon at Google-owned YouTube headquarters.

“We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive,” San Bruno police said on a Twitter post.

Police later released a timeline of events. Officers arrived on scene at 12:48pm, two minutes after the first call, and immediately began searching for a possible suspect. Arriving officers encountered numerous employees fleeing the building. Officers encountered one victim with an apparent gunshot wound to a lower extremity at the front of the building.

At 12:53 p.m., officers conducting a search located a deceased female inside with a  self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was later identified by CNN as Nasim Aghdam. Two additional victims were located after fleeing to a next door business. A total of four people were transported to local hospitals, three of which had gunshot wounds.

The shooter is believed to have known at least one of the victims, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

A spokesman for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital told CNN that the facility received three patients: a 36-year-old man in critical condition,  32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition.

Vadim Lavrusik, a YouTube product employee, told CNN he and others hid.
“Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers,” he tweeted.
The Associated Press reported that Aghdam was from San Diego and had taken part in an animal rights protest in 2009, dressed in a wig and jeans with large blood drops painted on them as she protested the use of pigs in military trauma training.

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