YouTube HQ Shooter Was Interviewed By Police Before Attack

  • YouTube HQ Shooter Was Interviewed By Police Before Attack

YouTube HQ Shooter Was Interviewed By Police Before Attack

"But obviously she was upset with some of the practices or policies that the company had employed", San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said in an interview Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America". "And she had a problem with YouTube", Aghdam's brother, who did not want to be identified, told KGTV. "She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was now living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job", the Mountain View Police Department said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon.

Police have said Nasim Aghdam shot and wounded three people at YouTube headquarters on Tuesday with a handgun and then shot and killed herself.

Zach Vorhies, 37, a senior software engineer at YouTube, said he was at his desk working on the second floor of one of the buildings when the fire alarm went off.

Aghdam's father told the Bay Area News Group, publisher of the Mercury News, that his family emigrated from Iran in 1996 and his daughter had shown no previous signs of being inclined to violence.

Investigators believe Nasim Aghdam, 39, parked her auto behind a nearby business before accessing YouTube's offices in San Bruno from a parking garage on Tuesday.

Relatives of the suspect in Tuesday's shooting at YouTube's headquarters in northern California said they told police about her vendetta against the company and warned them "she might do something". Her brother, Shahran Aghdam, said he was particularly anxious after learning that his sister had been contacted by police before to the shooting in Mountain View, and realizing how close that was to YouTube headquarters.

She also said that she was being filtered by YouTube. On Monday, they reported her missing, police said.

"I Googled 'Mountain View, ' and it was close to YouTube headquarters".

Sherman said that as he headed for an exit, "someone said that there was a person with a gun", adding that "at that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter".

This news organization first reported that she bought a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol January 2 at The Gun Range, a gun store and firing range about 22 miles from the San Diego home she shared with her grandmother.

The family turned away reporters outside the family home in Menifee on Wednesday.

One victim, a 36-year-old man, has steadily improved since being rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and was still listed in fair condition Friday.

Two women wounded by a shooter at YouTube headquarters near San Francisco have been released from a hospital.

Check back later for updates to this story.

The New York Times noted that Aghdam's videos had gained popularity in Iran, with many of her videos going viral there. Aghdam did not appear to be a threat to herself or others, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. After 20 minutes of questioning, they determined that she was not a danger to herself or others and took their leave.

San Bruno police investigators spent more than an hour at Jackson Arms, a South San Francisco shooting range, Wednesday.

Barberini says the shooter visited a gun range early in the morning before heading to YouTube and that her anger at YouTube is "the motivation we've identified".

Police said in a statement that "she in no way met any reason for us to speak with her further or possibly detain her".

The official said investigators believe Aghdam used the name Nasime Sabz online. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk.

He said two additional gunshot victims were found at an adjacent business minutes later. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case.

The suspect in Tuesday's shooting was a YouTube user who appears to have been angry that changes at the video-sharing platform resulted in her videos getting fewer views, so she earned less money, according to BBC.