New Delhi, April 4: The female shooter who opened fire at YouTube headquarters at San Bruno, California, has been identified as Nasim Aghdam. According to media reports, Aghdam, a resident of South California, even had her own channel – NasimWonder1 – on YouTube where she accused Google discrimination. Aghdam, who was found dead inside the YouTube office with a gunshot injury to her head, had claimed that YouTube was filtering her videos. At least three people were injured in the firing.
“There is not equal growth opportunity on YouTube,” reports quoted the 39-year-old woman posting on her Facebook page recently. YouTube has reportedly suspended Nasim Aghdam’s channel for what it described as violation of the company’s terms and conditions.
Reports in local media claimed that Nasim Aghdam planned to target her boyfriend as the the two were embroiled in a some personal dispute. Aghdam entered YouTube campus around lunchtime and opened fire. The police later found her in pool of blood with a gunshot injury inside the building.
Describing the incident as an “unimaginable tragedy”, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company will continue to help people affected by it. “I know a lot of are in shock right now. Over the coming days, we will continue to provide support to help everyone in our Google family heal from this unimaginable tragedy,” Pichai wrote in his message to the employees.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has also reacted to the shooting inside YouTube campus. “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers