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YouTube HQ Shooting: Female Suspect Dead, Four Others Injured

California (April 04, 2018): At least four people were wounded and the suspected shooter, a woman, was found dead on the campus of the YouTube headquarters, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters Wednesday. The chief said the deceased woman had an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ambulances shifted the body and the injured to hospitals after a shooting was reported at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, officials said.Authorities didn’t disclose their conditions. Law enforcement officials told the journalists that the suspected shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, was a woman and she is dead.

 San Bruno police said earlier on Twitter: “We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive.”One YouTube employee said people were trying to get out of the building “as fast as they could.” She said she was on a conference call and her boss, who heard shots, told her at least one person was shot on the patio where people eat.

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“We were all suddenly aware of a lot of noises, of sounds, people running outside of the room where she was. And people screaming,” said the employee, who was in a building down the street. ” ‘I have to get out of here,’ ” the woman said the colleague said.

Whereas the US media said that the suspected women committed suicide after injuring him. A witness told the journalists that he heard two or three shots and later about 10 shots. He was at a Carl’s Jr. fast-food restaurant across the street from an end of the YouTube building where there are tables with umbrellas on a patio.

A woman ran over to the Carl’s Jr. with a leg wound, he said. People at the fast-food restaurant tried to use napkins to stop the bleeding.

YouTube, which was founded in February 2005, quickly became the most well-known of several online video sites. In 2006 Google said it was purchasing YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and FBI will help investigate the incident. Earlier, Product manager Vadim Lavrusik tweeted that he “heard shots and saw people running while at my desk” but he and some colleagues have been evacuated and are safe at this time.

Footage posted via Snapchat close to the campus in San Mateo shows some people walking down the street with their hands above their heads and police surrounding the building while wearing tactical gear.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has said it is treating patients from the incident. No details were provided on their condition.

Some 1,700 people work at the YouTube HQ. Google said it was “coordinating with authorities” and would provide information as it becomes available.“We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor. First thought was earthquake,” Todd Sherman, a YouTube product manager, said on Twitter.

 In a statement on Twitter, Google Communications said: “YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.”

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