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New Details Released in YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam's Autopsy

Nasim Aghdam stormed the YouTube offices in San Bruno on April 3 and injured three people before turning the gun on herself. 

By Jon Silman

A California coroner released an autopsy report of YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam that revealed key details about her death.

After shooting her way into the company's headquarters in San Bruno and wounding three employees, Aghdam, 38, pointed her 9mm Smith and Wesson at her chest and shot herself at a 15-degree downward angle, right through her heart, according to the report, cited by The Mercury News.

“There is an extensive area of destruction of the heart,” the report from the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office said. “Other than the gunshot wound the heart appears to be non-remarkable.”

She was wearing recently applied lipstick and had a gold and black scarf around her neck. She kept her sunglasses on the top of her head and she wore two pairs of socks and sneakers with three colors. She had on black pants and a white sweater with pastel-colored patterns, which was soaked with blood from the bullet. The projectile hit her left lung and went through her left rib and out her body.

Her hair was starting to gray, the report said, and she was 5-foot-5-and-a-half and 114 pounds. There wasn't any evidence of alcohol or drugs in her system, the report said, or any medical conditions that could have contributed to her mental state.

Aghdam allegedly stormed the YouTube offices because she said they were censoring her videos and shrinking her audience and income, according to The Mercury News. She was living in California’s Imperial Valley with her parents, but she disappeared in the days before the shooting. Aghdam's father notified police and said his daughter was missing and had a problem with the social media site. Mountain View police found her in a car in a parking lot the night before the shooting, and eventually released the footage, shown here on KGO-TV in San Francisco.

They asked her: “You don’t want to hurt yourself, do you?”

“No,” she said.

“And you don’t want to hurt anyone else? You don’t want to commit suicide or anything like that, right?” an  officer asked.

“No,” Aghdam answered.

Her father said the police should have done more to stop his daughter.

“Police didn’t do nothing,” her father said in an interview with The Mercury News last month. “I told them she had a problem with YouTube. They should have followed her.”

[Photo: San Bruno Police Department]

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