The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


Posted on | April 3, 2018 | 2 Comments

The California offices of the YouTube online video service were the site of a shooting today. According to some early accounts, a woman shot her boyfriend and then shot several other people.

UPDATE: From the San Francisco Chronicle:

San Bruno police and San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies rushed to YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon in response to an active shooter inside the building.
Several YouTube employees reported on social media hearing gunfire and running for their lives.
“Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk,” one employee, Vadim Lavrusik, wrote on Twitter just before 1 p.m. “Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.”
There were no immediate details from authorities other than to confirm that there was an active shooter inside the building at 901 Cherry Avenue.
“We are responding to an active shooter,” San Bruno police tweeted at 1:28 p.m. “Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive.”

UPDATE II: Fox News just carried a live report from a KTVU-TV reporter on the scene, who said witnesses told him that a woman shot her boyfriend and then shot herself. In an update from a local hospital, it was reported that two women and one man were being treated, the man being in critical condition.

UPDATE III: At a press conference, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini reported that there are three injured, and one dead — the apparent shooter, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

UPDATE IV: There seems to be some confusion as to whether three or four people were injured. The local ABC affiliate reports a 36-year-old male (apparently the target of the shooting) is in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital, while two women — ages 32 and 27 — are hospitalized in serious and fair condition, respectively.

UPDATE V: The identity of the shooter is unknown and, although it can be surmised that she was enraged at her boyfriend, police at this point are saying nothing about her motive.

UPDATE VI: Animal Rights Activist Nasim Aghdam Identified as YouTube Shooter