Rabat - At least three people were injured in a shooting at Youtube headquarters in San Bruno, northern California. The suspect, who apparently took her own life following the act, joins a short list of female mass shooters.
Rabat – At least three people were injured in a shooting at Youtube headquarters in San Bruno, northern California. The suspect, who apparently took her own life following the act, joins a short list of female mass shooters.
Police forces arrived to a chaotic scene at the Youtube headquarters after several gunshots were reported on Thursday, when the suspect opened fire with a handgun on an open dining area at the Youtube offices.
Local TV stations reported images of Youtube employees, over 1,100 in total, leaving with their hands raised, while other footage showed them forming a queue before being frisked by the police, reported BBC News.
Three victims were taken to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, with one of them suffering serious injuries.
A fourth was victim was later found with an ankle injury sustained while trying to escape the shooting, reported San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini.
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to offer his well-wishes to the victims saying, “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.”
The suspect was identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39 years-old California resident of Iranian descent.
The animal rights’ activist previously appeared on a Youtube video accusing the company of discrimination and of filtering her posts in order to prevent them from getting views.
“There is no equal growth opportunity on Youtube or any other video sharing site. Your channel will grow if they want to,” she wrote on her personal website.
The suspect’s account on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram were soon terminated after the shooting.
Ismail Adgham, the suspect’s father, claim to have warned the police that his daughter might be heading to Youtube, as she hated the company, while her brother, who preferred to remain unidentified, claimed that he didn’t know she had a gun in the first place.
Adgham is one of the few women behind mass shootings. According to FBI reports, out of 220 US mass shooting incidents between 2000-2016, only nine of the perpetrators were women.