Youtube Headquarter shooting has issued a statement concerning the shooting which left 3 people wounded and the suspected shooter,Nasim Najafi Aghdam dead yesterday.
Nasim Najafi Aghdam had been fingered as the suspect who opened fire in the company’s headquarters, believing the video streaming platform had a vendetta against her.
The 3 people, according to CNN, have been taken to the hospital, where 1 is said to be in critical condition, another in serious condition, and the last in fair condition.
A fourth man was said to have injured his ankle while escaping the building.
Police is yet to find a motive for the shooting, and there is no evidence of the shooter knowing any of the victims. However, a video of Aghdam complaining that the video platform was filtering her content to keep them from getting views have surfaced online.
Aghdam was a content creator who believed that YouTube had a vendetta against her. On her website and social media, Aghdam rails against YouTube for taking down some of her videos and for skimping on revenue driven by the traffic to her YouTube page. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!” Aghdam wrote
YouTube, in a statement released on Google Communication’s Twitter, has thanked the San Bruno community, both its police department and people, for their response.
Employees have been advised to take time off work or work from home, the statement read, and efforts are being made to secure their offices worldwide.
Read full statement below: