Everything We Know About YouTube Shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam (UPDATE)

UPDATE: 4/42018, 11:30AM EST

San Diego resident Nasim Najafi Aghdam  has been identified as the female shooter who opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA Tuesday afternoon. Here’s everything we know about the reported killer.

  • Aghdam was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after injuring 3 others. A fourth person suffered an ankle injury while escaping gunfire, according to CNN.
  • A separate CNN report claims the shooter’s brother warned police that his sister “might do something,” if she made it to the YouTube campus.
  • Aghdam is believed to have had a grudge against the video streaming platform, with the LA Times reporting she regularly complained about their posting policy: “Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views…There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”
  • The LA Times reports her father also warned police after losing contact with her for two days, saying she “hated” the company because they stopped compensating her for videos.
  • Investigators are still trying to determine the exact motive and how she got into the building.


UPDATE: 4/42018, 5:50PM EST

CNBC reports that the woman who opened fire at YouTube’s California headquarters is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At least four others have been wounded.

Female suspect dead at YouTube incident says NBC from CNBC.

Read on for more.


Original Story- Police have confirmed an active shooter has fired shots at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, CA. The San Bruno Police Department warned neighbors to stay away from the facility via Twitter.

Employees also confirmed the incident via social media. Vadim Lavrusik tweeted that he heard gunshots while sitting at his desk.


Another employee, Todd Sherman, said he was in a meeting when he heard people running for safety.

CBS SF reports there have already been casualties. More as this story develops.


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