Assailant kills herself after attacking YouTube HQ

A female shooter has reportedly opened fire at the YouTube’s headquarters in California, injuring three people before apparently turning the gun on herself, according to a report by CNBC.

Local police did not identify the suspect or say what might have motivated the shooting at YouTube, a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google which employs nearly 2,000 people at the San Bruno, California offices.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said in a press conference that three victims were found on the scene with gunshot-related injuries, and one person was deceased with a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Three victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital administrator said in a press conference that one was in fair condition, one was in serious condition, and one patient was in critical condition.

Other local media reports noted that the alleged shooter did not have an ID badge, did not have a relationship with anyone at the company, and that nobody in the facility knew who she was.

YouTube product manager Todd Sherman on his Twitter profile, wrote a series of tweets saying that he heard running while in a meeting and that when he exited the room, he heard that there was an active shooter.

“It’s with great sadness that I tell you – based on the latest information – four people were injured in this horrific act of violence,” Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in letter to employees that was posted on Twitter.
“I know a lot of you 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,” he added.

In a tweet on his personal account, Pichai pledged his support for employees and the YouTube community following the tragedy.

Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube, also shared her sentiments on the social media site.

Other major tech executives have turned to Twitter to post their messages of support, including Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi and Apple’s Tim Cook.

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