A woman opened fire on Tuesday at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, injuring three others before killing herself.
The shooter was been identified as Nasim Aghdam.
JUST IN: Two law enforcement sources say authorities have preliminarily identified the YouTube shooter as Nasim Aghdam, a woman with previous addresses in the Southern California cities of Riverside and San Diego. https://t.co/vmWDgKsXJc
— ABC News (@ABC) April 4, 2018
Aghdam had a heavy social media presence and appeared to be very angry and outspoken against YouTube for demonetizing her channel and creating a “filter” on what people see and don’t see.
She posted about YouTube repeatedly on what appears to be her website, www.nasimesabz.com. On the website, Aghdam was also a very outspoken vegan and animal rights activist.
According to one report, she ranted against YouTube often on her channel. The “About” section of her YouTube channel said:
“Nasim the Persian Azeri female vegan bodybuilder, also animal rights activist promoting healthy and humane living. Nasim produced and launched the first Persian TV commercial and music video (Do You Dare) regarding animal rights and veganism through international Iranian satellite Television in 2010.”
ABC sources say she had previous addresses in both Riverside and San Diego, which are 430 miles and 500 miles away, respectively.
The three victims were transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. According to a spokesperson, a 36-year-old male patient is in critical condition, a 32-year-old female victim is in serious condition, and another female victim, 27, is in stable condition.
Police have not released a motive but two law enforcement sources told ABC News that they believe the shooting was a domestic dispute and that the man who was shot was likely Aghdam’s boyfriend – he seemed to be the intended target.
The other two victims were apparently unintentionally shot.
BREAKING: YouTube HQ shooter named as Nasim Aghdam by NBC News.
I did some research and this photo appear to be the shooter. This photo is taken from a 2009 Peta protest.
She was a animal rights campaigner. pic.twitter.com/XLiWEQKknX
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) April 4, 2018