A woman opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters near San Francisco on Tuesday, sending employees scrambling into the street and at least three victims to local hospitals before taking her own life, police said, APA reports quoting Reuters.
Police did not release any further information on the suspect or speculate on her motives for the shooting at the offices of YouTube, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google.
“We did locate a victim with what we believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s a female,” San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said at a news conference, describing the person police believe was the shooter.
One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, was listed in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital. A 32-year-old woman was listed in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. Authorities did not release names of any of the victims.
A YouTube product manager, Todd Sherman, described on Twitter hearing people running, first thinking it was an earthquake before he was told that a person had a gun.
“At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves,” Sherman said on Twitter.
“I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front,” Sherman said.
Several Injured in Shooting at YouTube's California Headquarters, Police on Scene, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
California's San Bruno Police Department are currently responding to reports of an active shooter at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno. Officials have urged locals to stay out of the area, APA reports quoting BBC.
Police tweeted Tuesday that they were responding to a scene at 901 Cherry Ave, which is the address to YouTube's headquarters. Images released online show SWAT teams descending onto the scene as persons from the building exit with their arms raised. A negotiator has reportedly been brought to the scene.
Local media outlets are reporting that the shooter might've been a white female, however, this has not been confirmed by officials. It's still unclear if the shooter is in custody.
Social media users have begun to share images of police on the scene. It is unclear if anyone has been injured.
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