YouTube HQ Shooter Targeted Boyfriend, Wasn’t Employed At YouTube

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Update V: As details of the moments leading up to the shooting begin to emerge, NBC News reported that the still unnamed suspect was a woman in her 30s who opened fire on an outdoor dining area during lunchtime.

Authorities have also confirmed that they believe her motivation was a domestic dispute with a boyfriend.  

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Update IV: Police have confirmed that the shooter, who has not yet been named, did not work at YouTube but came to campus with the intention of shooting her boyfriend.

Police are now reporting that there were four victims, including the dead shooter. Reports have emerged that domestic violence could’ve been a motivating factor in the shooting. The boyfriend who was reportedly the target was probably the one male transported to San Francisco General. The hospital said of the three victims, he was in the worst shape. In addition, four or five patients were taken to Stanford hospital.

Witnesses said the shooting broke out at a party being held at the company headquarters, which is how she might’ve gained access to the building.

One witness shared his account of the incident with Fox.

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Update III: President Trump has been briefed on today’s shooting.

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Update II: San Bruno police in their first briefing since the shooting said they arrived at the scene at 12:48 pm PT two minutes after receiving a barrage of calls about gunshots at YouTube HQ, said San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barbarini.

Upon arrival, police encountered employees fleeing from the building and encountered one victim with a gunshot wound toward the entrance of the building. Later, while searching the premises, officers discovered a second victim with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self inflicted.

Two more victims were found at a nearby business.

Leaving a total of four victims that are receiving medical care, including the deceased suspect.

Police couldn’t confirm that there was a second suspect – but did confirm the suspect was a woman.

The building has been evacuated and remains empty. The investigation is still ongoing.

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Update: Bay Area politicians are already seizing the opportunity to advocate for stricter gun control laws.

Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, whose district is in San Francisco, said she and her staff are monitoring the situation.

Dianne Feinstein, a former mayor of San Francisco who was thrust into the national spotlight following the Moscone-Milk assassinations, said her stomach sank upon hearing the news.

Another YouTube employee said the shooter “had a mask on and full body armor” and was “calmly walking and firing a handgun.

KTVU reported citing witnesses who were “very close to the scene” that the female shooter killed herself after killing her boyfriend.

San Francisco General spokesperson confirmed three people taken there and five taken to Stanford. At SF General, two woman and one man were being treating for gunshot wounds, with the male victim in the worst condition.

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Workers have reportedly been seen fleeing the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, after shots were reportedly fired at the office.

The scene is no longer active. Law enforcement sources told ABC’s Bay Area affiliate that the suspect was “a white adult female wearing a dark top and a head scarf.” Authorities do not suspect terrorism, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Audio from the police dispatch played on KTVU said a female suspect is down and her gun recovered, but police are still looking for a male suspect – though earlier reports said there was only one shooter.

CNBC reported that the female shooter is said to be dead.

Around 1 pm PT, tweets bearing text messages claiming an active shooter had entered the building emerged.

The San Bruno city manager told Dow Jones that there is “no immediate threat” at YouTube HQ, located at 901 Cherry Ave. The San Matteo County PD appears to be the department in charge, according to KTVU.

The local ATF office is also responding, along with several other agencies. the California Department of Emergency Services has been asked to respond.

Police haven’t provided much in the way of information, but footage from KTVU’s news helicopter appeared to show a body covered with a tarp.

In a harrowing account posted to twitter, one employee said he saw blood on the floor and the stairs as he was fleeing the building.

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