The YouTube headquarters has a sizeable number of Indian-American professionals
The Hush Post: Three persons got injured in an indiscriminate firing by a woman at the YouTube headquarters before shooting herself to death. The YouTube headquarters, in San Bruno near Silicon Valley, is situated at about 50 kilometres from the Google campus in Mountain View, in the United States.
The accused woman died in a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound, the local police reportedly said. The police said that out of three injured persons, a 36-year-old man was in a serious condition.
The YouTube headquarters has a sizeable number of Indian-American professionals.
US President Donald Trump said in a tweet: “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.”
It was around 12.46 pm (local time) that the San Bruno Police received several calls reporting gunfire at the YouTube campus. The cops reached the crime scene within minutes and immediately started searching the possible suspect, Business Standard reported on Wednesday.
The police officials found a victim with a gunshot injury to a lower at the front of the building, report said. Soon the cops conducting a search found a female body in the building with a self-inflicted gunshot injury.
“We have one subject who is deceased inside the building with a self-inflicted wound at this time, (who) we believe to be the shooter,” San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini told the media persons outside YouTube headquarters, the report said.
Two more injured persons were found near a next-door business.
“A total of four people were transported to local hospitals, three of which had gunshot wounds. The extent of the victims’ injuries is unknown at this time,” the news report quoted the police having said.
Google, that owns world’s biggest online video website, in a tweet advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area, it was reported.
In another tweet, Google Google communications said: “Re: YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.”
A law-enforcement official reportedly told the Bay Area News Group that the shooting appeared to have been fuelled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was targeting her boyfriend, report said.
Expressing his sympathies to the victims Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “From everyone at Apple, we send our sympathy and support to the team at YouTube and Google, especially the victims and their families.”
Meanwhile Senator Dianne Feinstein tweeted: “My stomach sinks with yet another active shooter alert. I’m praying for the safety of everyone at YouTube headquarters.”