A woman is dead from a self-inflicted wound and four others are reported injured after a shooting today at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., says local police.
The four victims were taken to local hospitals and include a 36-year old male in critical condition, a 32-year old woman in serious condition, and a 27-year old woman in fair condition according to a spokesperson for the San Francisco General Hospital.
We are responding to an active shooter. Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive.— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) April 3, 2018
According to San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini in a press conference, the shooter was a woman. Hundreds of YouTube employees were evacuated on Tuesday afternoon, and Google announced that it was cooperating with local authorities and hospitals to ensure the safety of employees in the area.
Police Chief Barberini said a press conference that at "12:46 pm this afternoon San Bruno police received numerous 911 calls." The San Bruno police arrived at 12:48 at YouTube headquarters. According to the police the shooting began at a outdoor patio, dining area. The San Bruno Police suspect that the shooter was a woman and is looking into whether the suspect is the woman who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Google and YouTube employees gave eyewitness accounts on the shooting situation on social media services like Twitter with product manager Vadim Lavrusik tweeting that thereis an active shooter on the YouTube campus.
We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor. First thought was earthquake. https://t.co/gmolQmRXm1— Todd Sherman (@tdd) April 3, 2018
Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.— Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik) April 3, 2018
YouTube is one of the most popular websites on the internet, and a popular destination for video game content from developers and content creators. The company recently updated its policy last month in regards to videos featuring firearms. Specifically prohibiting content featuring firearms that intends to sell firearms, or provide instructions on how to manufacture firearms and firearm accessories.