Authorities have responded to multiple calls reporting shots fired at the YouTube campus in San Bruno, California.
Employees inside the building alerted friends and family via Twitter and text messages.
UPDATE 04/04/2018 12:17 PM PST:
Authorities have identified the shooter as 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam of San Diego and have reported that she had a longstanding feud with YouTube, which she believed was actively suppressing her videos.
Her father, Ismail Aghdam, says that he called authorities to report his daughter missing on Monday and claims that he warned them of the possibility that she may head to the YouTube headquarters.
So far it appears that she did not target anyone intentionally.
Aghdam was confronted by Mountain View police early Tuesday morning when they found her sleeping in her car. Officers reportedly engaged with Aghdam for approximately 20 minutes and did not detect any intention to harm herself or others.
She then visited a local gun range before proceeding to YouTube’s headquarters.
An FBI study conducted on active shooter incidents in the U.S. between 2000 and 2013 shows that, of the 160 incidents, only six were carried out by a female shooter, which translates to just 3.8%.
The study also shows that five of those six incidents were rooted in workplace disputes, the deadliest resulting in six fatalities.
UPDATE 04/03/2018 03:01 PM PST:
Brent Andrew, spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital has said that the hospital has received three patients, listing the ages and conditions as follows: 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.
Andrew says that the hospital does expect more patients but does not have any details relating to their conditions.
UPDATE 04/03/2018 02:52 PM PST:
An ad released by the NRA last week is now under scrutiny as its message encouraged viewers to “rise up” against YouTube in retaliation against the company’s censorship of gun-related material.
No connection has been established as of now between the ad and the shooter’s motives, however, it is interesting to note how quickly YouTube was targeted after the ad’s release.
UPDATE 04/03/2018 02:41 PM PST:
At least four patients have been transported to hospitals to receive treatment. Their conditions were not released.