YouTube Shooting: Female suspect shoots herself after injuring 3 others, police say

On Tuesday (March 3) a female shooter opened fire at YouTube HQ, three have been reported injured while the shooter is dead.


                            YouTube Shooting: Female suspect shoots herself after injuring 3 others, police say
Police outside the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California (Getty Images)
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A woman shot three people on Tuesday (March 3) before killing herself at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, police said. The motive of the shooter remains unclear. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters that the police first responded to the corporate campus after they received several 911 calls around 12:45 pm.

On arriving, the police found the place in complete chaos as many people tried to flee the place in order to save their lives. Among them, officers on the scene found one living victim who had been shot and a dead woman with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, whom the police believe was the shooter. Bruno also suggested that there might be a possibility of another shooter but said that no evidence of it had appeared when the cops searched the entire area. 

According to the Associated Press, three people have been wounded by gunfire. Talking to People Fed Krysko, who had been on his way to the mall described the shooting scene as pure “craziness" as he saw “tons of people” stampeding to get out. 

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I got there right after it was happening. I was driving down Cherry Avenue, the street YouTube is on, and it is swarming with police officers, so I pulled over and I get there just as people are being evacuated with their hands up,” he said. He added that at least 100 people ran out of the building. “They were scared and in shock. They were just running with their hands up. It was a state of panic where you don’t know what is going on yet.”

A spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Brent Andrew, told reporters that the three people who had been injured during the shooting were transported there. The three who have injured include a 32-year-old woman who is in serious condition, a 27-year-old woman who is in fair condition, while the third victim is a 36-year-old man who is in critical condition, according to USA Today. The names of the victims have not yet been disclosed. 

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Chief Barberini said that the investigation is still going on and as of now, there is no confirmation on the kind of weapon that was used or the circumstances which led to the shooting to take place. At the same time, he could not comment on the relationship between the victims and the shooter, if there was any. Currently, YouTube employees are being interviewed by detectives, while multiple agencies remain on scene.