The person responsible for the shooting at YouTube HQ in California has reportedly died. The woman, who has yet to be identified by authorities, reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While no other deaths have been reported as a result of the shooting in San Bruno, California, at least four were wounded during the shooting and have been taken to nearby hospitals.
San Francisco General Hospital reported that it has received three patients. Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew says a 36-year-old man is in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman is in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman is in fair condition. He adds the hospital is expecting more patients but doesn't know their conditions. The Associated Press revealed that local police found the woman believed to be the shooter dead at the scene.
"BREAKING: Police say woman believed to be shooter at YouTube headquarters is dead of self-inflicted gunshot; 4 wounded."
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told reporters that authorities found one victim with a gunshot wound toward the front of the business when they arrived. Several minutes later, they found the female shooter, before later finding two more victims in an adjacent business. At the time of this writing, the identities of those injured in the shooting have yet to be revealed. Google, who owns YouTube, has their security team working to evacuate the buildings at YouTube HQ, which has 1,700 employees. The company advised employees and others to stay away from the area and that it's set up a helpline for workers.
News of the shooting first broke this afternoon when the San Bruno Police took to Twitter to warn of an active shooter in the area, telling people to stay away. Google then confirmed the news on Twitter as well, saying they are working with local authorities and would update on the situation as information was made available. Several YouTube employees took to social media to share their accounts of the incident from the site. Several others posted photos of people exiting YouTube's buildings with their hands above their heads. President Trump took to Twitter to send his thoughts and prayers to those involved.
"Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube's HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene."
YouTube has become one of the most powerful forces in the modern entertainment landscape, after launching in 2005 and being purchased by Google in 2006. The company has been producing their own content as of late, including shows like the upcoming Karate Kid sequel, Cobra Kai, as well as original movies. We will be sure to keep you up to date as more information on the story is made available. This news comes to us courtesy of The Associated Press.
BREAKING: Police say woman believed to be shooter at YouTube headquarters is dead of self-inflicted gunshot; 4 wounded.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2018
BREAKING: San Francisco General Hospital says it has 3 patients from YouTube shooting; 1 in critical condition, another serious.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 3, 2018
Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018