Disturbing details are emerging about Tuesday’s shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California and about the suspected shooter, who was found dead at the scene.
Police say they arrived at the video-sharing website's headquarters at a little before 1 p.m., local time.
“Inside the complex officers located a deceased female inside with a gunshot wound that is believed to have been self-inflicted,” San Bruno Police said. “A total of four people were transported to local hospitals.”
Police said that the victims’ conditions are not known at this time. One person is reportedly in critical condition, according to TIME. The suspected shooter has been identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, from San Diego. Police do not believe that she knew the victims.
A website that appears to have belonged to Aghdam reveals her rage towards YouTube. On it, she rants about the video-sharing website, which she accused of censorship and of suppressing her videos to deny her the revenue she believed she deserved.
“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 filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!”
The following screenshots are from her website. She claimed that YouTube employees were "close-minded" and that they were filtering her videos in an attempt to suppress them. She also accused YouTube of not paying her the right revenue.
Aghdam had various YouTube channels. Some featured animal rights and vegan cooking. Others were about fitness. All of her YouTube videos have been taken down in the aftermath of the shooting. Instead of the clips, the follow message from YouTube: “This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations.”
[Photo: San Bruno Police Department]