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Woman Shooter Injures 3, Kills Herself At YouTube Headquarters California

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| April 4 , 2018 , 10:53 IST

At least 3 have been injured after a woman opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday. Reportedly the shooter killed herself after opening fire with a handgun.

Officers and federal agents swarmed the company's complex after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting gunfire.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed reportedly said that one person, believed to be the shooter, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Four people were taken to area hospitals for medical treatment, three with gunshot wounds.

As per reports, San Francisco General Hospital received three patients, a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition.

YouTube employee Dianna Arnspiger reportedly said she was on the building's second floor when she heard gunshots, ran to a window and saw the shooter on a patio outside.

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She said the woman wore glasses and a scarf and was using a "big huge pistol."

"It was a woman and she was firing her gun. And I just said, 'Shooter,' and everybody started running," Arnspiger said.

According to reports Investigators initially believed the shooting was a domestic incident, with the shooter targeting someone who worked on the YouTube campus.

Associated Press reported that Law enforcement official identifies the suspect in shooting at YouTube headquarters as Nasim Aghdam of Southern California. 

US President Donald Trump expressed his support, he tweeted, "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."

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a written statement he was "grateful to everyone inside and outside the company for the outpouring of support and best wishes.

He added, I know a lot of you are in shock right now, Over the coming days, we will continue to provide support to help everyone in our Google family heal from this unimaginable tragedy."

Google, which owns the world's biggest online video website, posted on Twitter that the company was coordinating with authorities.

Chris Dale, a YouTube spokesman said, "Today, it feels like the entire community of YouTube, all of the employees, were victims of this crime. Our hearts go out to all those who suffered."

Susan Wojcicki, YouTube CEO also took to Twitter to express her grief on the incident.

The headquarters has more than a thousand engineers and other employees in several buildings. Originally built in the late 1990s for the clothing retailer Gap, the campus south of San Francisco is known for its sloped green roof of native grasses.