YouTube headquarters shooting

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YouTube headquarters shooting
901 Cherry Avenue.jpg
YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, California
San Bruno is located in San Francisco
San Bruno
San Bruno
San Bruno (San Francisco)
San Bruno is located in San Francisco Bay Area
San Bruno
San Bruno
San Bruno (San Francisco Bay Area)
San Bruno is located in California
San Bruno
San Bruno
San Bruno (California)
San Bruno is located in the United States
San Bruno
San Bruno
San Bruno (the United States)
LocationYouTube headquarters
901 Cherry Avenue
San Bruno, California, U.S.
Coordinates37°37′41″N 122°25′35″W / 37.62816°N 122.42630°W / 37.62816; -122.42630 (Shooting)Coordinates: 37°37′41″N 122°25′35″W / 37.62816°N 122.42630°W / 37.62816; -122.42630 (Shooting)
DateApril 3, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-04-03) (PDT, UTC−7)
Attack type
Attempted murder-suicide, shooting
WeaponsSemi-automatic pistol (Smith & Wesson SD9VE)[1]
Deaths1 (the perpetrator)[2]
Non-fatal injuries
4 (3 by gunfire) [3]
PerpetratorNasim Najafi Aghdam[4]
MotiveRetaliation for YouTube demonetization[5]

Just before 1 p.m. PDT on April 3, 2018, an active shooter was reported at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, United States.[6][7] The suspect, armed with a handgun, approached an outdoor patio and opened fire. Three people were shot (including one who sustained critical injuries); an other person was injured while fleeing the building.[7] Police reported that the shooter, a woman, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[7]

Two law enforcement sources told the Associated Press that a man who was wounded in the attack is believed to be the shooter's boyfriend, and said that the shooting is believed to have been motivated by a domestic dispute.[8]

The shooter was Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39 year old woman. She died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Zwirz, Elizabeth (2018-05-31). "YouTube shooter asked about a job when she visited the campus a day earlier, police say". Fox News. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  2. D'Onfro, Jillian (April 3, 2018). "Female suspect in YouTube HQ shooting is dead". NBC News. CNBC. Archived from the original on April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 3, 2018.
  3. Simon, Darran (April 4, 2018). "Trauma surgeon in YouTube shooting vents his frustration over gun violence". CNN.
  4. "Woman who allegedly carried out YouTube shooting is identified by police". CNBC. April 3, 2018. Archived from the original on April 4, 2018.
  5. Coldeway, Devin; Hatmaker, Taylor (April 4, 2018). [Censorship "Police say shooter's anger over YouTube policies 'appears to be the motive'"]. TechCrunch. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  6. "Shooter dead, at least 3 injured in YouTube shooting, police say". KRON. April 3, 2018. Archived from the original on April 3, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Astor, Maggie; Salam, Maya (April 3, 2018). "YouTube Shooting: Woman Wounds 3 Before Killing Herself, Police Say". The New York Times.
  8. Justin Carissimo (April 3, 2018). "YouTube shooting: Woman shoots 3 before killing herself in San Bruno, California -- live updates". CBS News.
  9. Arkin & DeFrank, Daniel & Polly. "YouTube shooting suspect joins short list of female mass shooters". NBC.