A woman named Nasim Agdham, opened gunfire with 9mm handgun at outdoor café of the You Tube’s HQ near San Francisco (which houses near about 2000 employees) on April 3. During the incident, she wounded three people, including two females and one male, before shooting herself dead.
The police said that Agdham approached an outdoor patio and dining courtyard on the campus at around lunchtime and started to fire before entering the building.
The parent company of YouTube Google in a statement has said that “Our security team has been working closely with authorities to evacuate the buildings and ensure the safety of employees in the area.”
Aghdam’s posted videos covered a mix of topics, from vegan cooking to workouts to parodies of music videos.
Possibly what Agdham did was in spate of anger. She wrote “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”
She further wrote “YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views and skimping on my revenue driven by the traffic on my YouTube page!”
On evening of April 3 Agdham’s videos were taken down by the YouTube.
A US government security official reportedly confirmed that the incident has no connection with terrorism.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted, “Susan Wojcicki and I are focused on supporting our employees and the YouTube community through this difficult time together. Thank you to the police & first responders for their efforts, and to all for messages of support.”
US President Donald Trump Tweet on his thoughts and prayers for shooting victims says “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ. 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.”