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

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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.

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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.

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

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.

Information available via Citizen said police have cleared the first, second and third floor and that the suspect may have shot him or herself – though this has not been confirmed.

According to unconfirmed reports, police have swarmed the property where two people have been shot so far.

Police could be seen outside YouTube HQ frisking and searching evacuees before letting them go to make sure they aren’t the shooter or involved in the shooting.

Police haven’t released much information yet. But a KTVU reporter talked with a witness who said they are evacuating nearby buildings and is affecting businesses across the office park where YouTube HQ is located. However, Connie Jackson, the San Bruno city manager, said no other businesses had been impacted.

Another witness said the shooting began at some kind of party inside the building. The shooting allegedly began inside YouTube HQ. The witness said he heard or saw three people shot, including one woman whom he said died after being shot multiple times with “no mercy.”

San Francisco General Hospital has confirmed that they have received between three and five patients. Stanford hospital has said it has received four or five patients. Neither hospital released any information about the condition of the victims.

A witness told KTVU said she heard a series of gunshots from her backyard which is near the office park where the YouTube headquarters is located. She described the shots as happening in clusters, with successive rounds sounding further away.

Her husband reportedly saw people running out of the HQ with their hands up.

A witness who works at the nearby Carl’s Junior helped treat a young woman who was shot in the left leg, and used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Several other witnesses described her limping into the Carl’s Junior. At a different nearby restaurant called Hashes and Brews, three victims fled there one had been grazed by a bullet, one had been shot in the ankle, and another in the leg.

Google’s communications department said it would relay information as soon as it becomes available.

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