by Ruby Henley
There has been a shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. There are reports of seven victims with one fatality. It is said the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There is an unverified report the shooter shot her boyfriend, and it may be a domestic situation. YouTube has not posted anything about the shooting.
Pelosi and Speier are calling for an end to gun violence amid this shooting.
I am shocked and saddened to hear about another mass shooting, this one at YouTube in my District. I am following developments and am sending prayers to the victims and survivors. We must take action and #EndGunViolence.
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) April 3, 2018
My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) April 3, 2018
“A woman shot and injured three people before killing herself at Google’s YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, Police Chief Ed Barberini said.
Mr Barberini said the three victims were transported to local hospitals Tuesday afternoon. The woman found at the scene appeared to be dead of “a self-inflicted” gunshot wound, he said. No motive was given for the shooting.
Sepand Parhami, a YouTube software engineer, said he was having lunch on an outside patio when he heard shots and saw what looked to be a woman moving from a garage to the lobby of the building. He scrambled for the door and went inside as the woman started shooting, he said in an interview after the incident.
Zach Vorhies, a YouTube software engineer, said he saw a body on the ground with an apparent gunshot wound to the stomach. The victim was a heavyset man lying in the courtyard outside the building, Vorhies said in an interview. Vorhies said he then saw a police officer coming in with an assault rifle and ran out of the building through a rear exit.
Vadim Lavrusik, a product manager at YouTube, wrote earlier on Twitter that he and coworkers were barricaded inside a room at the 901 Cherry Ave. headquarters, before later tweeting “Safe. Got evacuated. Outside now.
The Stanford Health Care Center expected four to five patients from the shooting, according to Lisa Kim, a hospital spokeswoman. Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, which has the city’s major trauma center, said they had received patients from the incident. Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew declined to provide numbers of patients or release information on the condition of those admitted.
The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene. US president Donald Trump is aware of and monitoring the situation, according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
San Bruno is a city 11 miles south of downtown San Francisco which is adjacent to San Francisco International Airport. The city has been the home of YouTube, the world’s largest online video site, for more than a decade. It unofficially marks the beginning of Silicon Valley and is also home to a major Walmart e-commerce office.”