More is coming out on the shooter.
The woman who shot three people before killing herself with a handgun at YouTube’s California headquarters has been identified as 38-year-old Nasim Aghdam.
The female shooter, who witness say was wearing glasses and a scarf at the time, opened fire on employees with a handgun on Tuesday afternoon.
Law enforcement officials said the shooting was being investigated as a domestic dispute after initial reports suggested she had shot her boyfriend and injured two women.
Aghdam, whose identity was first confirmed by NBC, was a prolific YouTuber who had ranted online about the company’s ‘dictatorial’ new policies.
Upon arrival, police found the woman dead inside the campus with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said three people were taken to hospitals in San Francisco with gunshot wounds.
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Authorities cover a body with a yellow tarp at YouTube’s headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday after a female shooter opened fire before she shot and killed herself
Terrified employees were spotted leaving YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California in a line after a shooter opened fire on Tuesday afternoon
A SWAT team is picturing entering YouTube HQ in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday after reports of shots being fired inside
San Francisco General Hospital received three patients: a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, a spokesman said.
Television news footage showed terrified employees leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building.
Officers patted down people to make sure none had weapons as police vehicles surrounded the area.
Senior software engineer Zach Vorhies said a fire alarm had gone off in the building and workers were calmly evacuating before they realized it was an active shooting.
Vorhies said as they were leaving he saw the shooter in a courtyard yelling: ‘Come at me, or come get me.’
He said he froze and then noticed a victim on his back with what looked like a gunshot wound to his stomach. Vorhies said an officer with an assault rifle then came through a security door.
Another employee, Dianna Arnspiger, said she was on the building’s second floor when she heard gun shots, ran to a window and saw the shooter on a patio outside.
She said the woman wore glasses and a scarf and was using a ‘big huge pistol.’
‘It was a woman and she was firing her gun. I just said, ‘Shooter,’ and everybody started running,’ Arnspiger said. ‘It was terrifying.’
The police chief said at a press conference that officers discovered one victim with a gunshot wound when they arrived and then found the shooter with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound several minutes later.
He said two additional gunshot victims were later located at an adjacent business and that a fourth injured person suffered an ankle injury.
Authorities found the shooter’s body shortly after arriving. Her body, pictured above covered by a yellow tarp, was found near the shattered door (above on right)
An injured woman stands outside YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. She was bleeding from the leg and had a scratch on her face but is not thought to be one of those shot
The woman was alert and speaking to police outside the HQ. Four others remain in unknown conditions
A YouTube employee cries on the phone after escaping the shooting on Tuesday afternoon
The adjacent business was a Carl’s Jr on the same plaza where two women fled after being shot.
Police did not release any further information on the suspect or comment on her possible motives for the shooting rampage.
The shooting had no known connection to terrorism, US government security officials said.
Disturbing live accounts were given by YouTube employees who took to Twitter as the shooting unfolded.
In a flurry of tweets, project manager Todd Sherman said: ‘We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor. First thought was earthquake.
‘After existing (sic) the room we still didn’t know what was going on but more people were running. Seemed serious and not like a drill.
‘We headed towards the exit and then saw more people and someone said that there was a person with a gun. S**t.
‘At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves.
‘I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked (sic) around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front.’
Employee Vadim Lavrusik was one of the first to report the shooting, tweeting at around 1pm on Tuesday: ‘Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.’
Soon after, he tweeted: ‘Safe. Got evacuated it. Outside now.’
Heavily armed police stood guard outside the front entrance of YouTube’s headquarters after the shooting broke out on Tuesday afternoon
YouTube employees leave the scene on Tuesday after a woman shot four people then herself
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the parent company of YouTube was doing everything it can to support the victims and their families
A worker from Carl’s Jr. next door to the campus said one woman was shot in the parking lot and was brought into the restaurant to be cleaned up. Another witness reported seeing one woman being shot dead in the courtyard outside YouTube.
‘It did not stop. There was no mercy,’ the witness told Fox News.
One woman who lives next door said she heard rapid fire shots.
‘I was in my backyard and I just heard a series of…