Female suspect dead after YouTube shooting

A suspected female shooter has died and three others were injured in a at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.

NBC reports that four senior police officers have identified the shooter as 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who used a 9mm pistol to shoot two men and a woman, before turning the weapon on herself.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has confirmed that three victims are being treated for gunshot wounds: a 36-year-old man in a critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in a serious condition and a 27-year-old woman, who is in a “fair” condition.

Authorities initially believed the attack was a domestic dispute, but San Bruno police later said there was “no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted”. They added the motive was unclear.

Aghdam’s father, Ismail, told The Mercury News that his daughter was “angry” with YouTube because it had stopped paying her for the videos she posted on the platform.

Her online profile shows Aghdam was a vegan activist who ran a website called NasimeSabz.com – “Green Breeze” in Persian – where she posted “about Persian culture and veganism, as well as long passages critical of YouTube”, says The Guardian.

 

 

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