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YouTube Headquarters Shooting: Police Identify Woman Who Injured Three Before Killing Herself

Update 4/4 @ 9:30 a.m. ET: Police have identified the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting as San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who was in her late 30s. She wounded three people at YouTube’s headquarters before turning the gun on herself. A fourth person suffered an ankle injury unrelated to the gunfire while escaping the building.

The New York Times reports that the motive for the shooting remains unknown, but authorities are investigating Aghdam’s social media posts, which included criticisms of YouTube. Her channels on the video-sharing website were taken down as of Tuesday evening.

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Original story below:

Multiple injuries have been reported after a shooter opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday, April 3, according to Reuters.

San Mateo Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters that the assailant, an unidentified woman, died from injuries she sustained from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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San Francisco’s Zuckerberg General Hospital told NBC News that they are currently treating three patients in various conditions, ranging from fair to critical, and are expecting more. Meanwhile, Stanford Medical Center said they are expecting four to five patients.

Gunman Opens Fire at YouTube Headquarters
Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California while investigating an active shooter incident. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A spokeswoman for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office told reporters that authorities were notified about the shooting at 12:45 p.m. local time. The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Explosives also responded.

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YouTube employees have taken to Twitter to provide updates from inside the building.

President Donald Trump also expressed his support, tweeting, “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.”

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