Female shooter at YouTube headquarters dead

Female shooter at YouTube headquarters dead
Police officers stand by in front of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California. (Getty Images)

A female suspect in a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California on Tuesday is dead, police said.

Three victims were taken to local hospitals. A fourth, believed to be the shooter, died at the scene, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said on Tuesday afternoon in a press conference.

Victims included a 36-year-old male in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, according to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew. Their identities are yet to be known.

The shooting suspect was a woman, Chief Barberini said. He identity is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier in the afternoon people near the area report hearing shots fired, police activity and lockdown procedures.

KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba said at least two Homeland Security units were responding. Police radio transmissions describe casualties being taken to local hospitals.

Vadim Lavrusik, who was working at that facility, wrote on Twitter shortly before 1pm. that he heard shots and saw people running while at his desk before barricading himself inside a room with other coworkers.


San Bruno police warned people in a tweet to stay away from the area, as online images showed armed officers descending on the campus near San Francisco.

"We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive," the police department tweeted.

Google, YouTube's parent company, said in a statement that they are "coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available."

Google tweeted: "Re: YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available."

Other posts on social media show a large number of police outside the YouTube office. A second YouTube employee claims to have seen blood on the stairs while being led out of the building, though police have yet to confirm any casualties.


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