A shooting incident at YouTube HQ in San Bruno reportedly left three people shot and injured, before the shooter, believed to be female, took her own life, according to authorities.
According to authorities, the shooting at YouTube HQ was a domestic dispute.
CBS News reports, One of the injured in the YouTube HQ shooting was the female’s estranged boyfriend, A fourth person reportedly injured her ankle while running from the incident, authorities also said.
The YouTube HQ shooting happened in an outdoor cafe on the grounds of the facility, at around 12:46 p.m Tuesday afternoon.
The YouTube HQ shooter was found dead, believed to be self-inflicted
“We did locate a victim with what we believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini. “It’s a female, but the investigation is still ongoing before we can put all the pieces together.” Barberini said the woman used a handgun during the shoooting.
Many employees were sitting at their desks when the shooting happened at YouTube HQ.
“I was programming when the fire alarm was pulled,” said Zach Voorhies, a senior software engineer at YouTube. “I went outside with my electric skateboard and I started skating down, because I thought it was a fire. I heard some yelling and I saw somebody down on his back with a red spot on his stomach.”
Initially, employee’s thought the gunshots were balloon’s popping, But once realizing what was actually happening, the employees ran, only to see that their co-workers were still trapped outside on the patio where the shooting occurred.
“After we went in and people were going through, I went up to the first floor. And when I was going in, I held the door for two people,” said software engineer Sepand Parhami. “But when I went in and let go of the door, I saw there was still a couple of people crouched behind tables. I went to look and see they were still outside and that’s when I saw that there was someone in front of the door and the ground.”
YouTube HQ employee Dianna Arnspiger, said she witnessed the woman pointing the weapon during the incident.
“She had something on her face, like glasses and, like a scarf,” said Arnspiger. ” We heard boom boom! Everybody kind a looked up and didn’t know what it was and I ran to the window because the window behind me looks over the patio and I saw her. It was a woman. And she was firing her gun and I just said ‘Shooter! and everybody started running.’”
Police Chief Ed Barberini said officers entered a chaotic situation when they first arrived.
“We did encounter one victim with an apparent gunshot wound towards the front of the business as we arrived,” he said. “Several minutes later while conducting a search of the premises, officers located a second individual with a gunshot wound that may have been self-inflicted.”
Barberini said two other victims were found a few minutes later at an adjacent business building
Brent Andrew of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said the hospital received three shooting victims.
“Two females and one male, we have a 32-year-old female who is in serious condition, a 27-year-old female in fair condition, and a 36-year-old male in critical condition,” said Andrew. “We’re expecting additional patients.”
Andre Campbell who’s a Trauma surgeon from San Francisco General said he has no knowledge of firearm was used in the shooting. “Once again we are confronted with the specter of mass casualty situations,” Campbell said.
Officials at Stanford Medical Center initially said additional patients were expected there, but both they and San Francisco General Hospital officials have since said no other shooting victims are expected to arrive.
It is not yet known the identity of the YouTube HQ shooter, but only it was a female and this was a domestic dispute.
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