THREE people have been wounded after a crazed YouTuber opened fire at YouTube’s California headquarters during lunchtime Tuesday (West Coast Time).
According to reports at least THREE people were injured, including the shooter’s boyfriend, The shooter then killed herself, according to reports.
The woman behind Tuesday’s shooting at YouTube headquarters is a vegan bodybuilder who used the video-sharing website regularly in years past — and once posted a clip claiming her content was being “discriminated and filtered,” a report says.
Nasim Aghdam, 39, of Southern California, is said to be the suspect, according to a local NBC affiliate.
Aghdam had her own YouTube channel — under the name “Nasim Wonder 1” — which she used to promote her healthy living style and hatred for animal abuse.
LAPD officials said the suspect acted alone and described the scene inside YouTube’s headquarters as a “pretty hectic scenario.”
Armed with a pistol, Aghdam approached an outdoor dining area and blasted away at her boyfriend around 12:45 p.m. local time, sources told local TV affiliates KRON4 and KTVU.
She shot him and two others — and then killed herself, according to local law enforcement.
The victims were rushed to a local Hospital in serious, fair and critical condition.
The victims are reported to be two women — ages 32 and 27 — and a 36-year-old man.
Hospital officials said they were all shot more than once in the chest.
The YouTube shooting sent hundreds of workers into a panic and sparked a huge police response.
“Active shooter at YouTube HQ,” employee Vadim Lavrusik tweeted.
“Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.”
YouTube product manager Todd Sherman said he was sitting in a meeting when he heard the commotion.
“We heard people running because it was rumbling the floor,” he tweeted. “First thought was earthquake.”
As Sherman tried to escape, he “looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs.”
“Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front,” he added.
YouTube’s parent company, Google, released a statement on Twitter about the active-shooter situation but didn’t provide any specific details.
“We are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available,” the company said.
YouTube employees reportedly took shelter anywhere they could after being evacuated Tuesday, with some hunkering down in restaurants and cafes.
“They came in from a back door,” recalled Michelle Tam, a hostess at the nearby Hashes & Brews restaurant who spoke to the LA Times.
“They sat down at a table.They were in a daze,” she said, noting how one of the employees had a partial bullet fragment in her shoe. “One guy, there was a little blood on his head.