YouTube shooting: Who is Nasim Aghdam?
Nasim Aghdam, the suspect of the YouTube shooter, was found dead after opening fire and injuring three at the YouTube headquarters. Who is she and what inspired her attacks?
A day before the April 3 shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, police said the female shooter visited the company’s campus to ask about a job.
The new details of the San Bruno Police Department come almost two months after the shooting spree left several people injured before the shooter finally turned the gun on himself.
The Dept. has published a press release update about the YouTube recordings of the past month, read it here: https://t.co/Gh0ogujelc
— San Bruno Police (@SanBrunoPolice) 31-May-2018
Shooter Nasim Aghdam visited the video-sharing company on campus for approximately 10 minutes on April 2, according to the police, who said that they “asked for directions to the main office and was directed to reception where they informed about the employment.”
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Before returning to YouTube the next day, the police confirmed Aghdam was less than an hour in the Jackson Arms shooting range in South San Francisco. About an hour after leaving the range, she arrived in the company of the campus and “wearing a bag over her shoulder,” was her way to a courtyard, police said.
Aghdam then pulled a weapon from her bag after being approached by an employee who wanted to see her company ID, which the police said they ignored.
“At the sight of the gun, the YouTube Employee immediately fled and called 911,” police said. “Aghdam walked east through the courtyard and started to shoot indiscriminately into a crowd of employees eating lunch. She emptied her gun of ammo, reloaded another magazine and continued to shoot at the building and into the crowd.”
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As she made her way to the entrance of the building, police said Aghdam shot himself in the chest.
The weapon used was a Smith and Wesson 9mm Model SD9VE Semi-Automatic Pistol, that police said was registered and purchased by Aghdam.
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“A total of twenty ejected shell casings were located on the site and a round remained in the gun,” police said.
Authorities searched houses in San Diego and Menifee, as well as the shooter’s car, which the police said that they found the handwritten addresses of Google in Mountain View campus, as well as the San Bruno YouTube campus.
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In April 3, 2018 image from the video provided by the Mountain View Police Department, Nasim Aghdam is being questioned by the officers after being found asleep in her car in Mountain View, Calif.
(Mountain View Police Department via AP)
The police said that there is no indication at this point that Aghdam coordinated with everyone in the execution of the attack, nor evidence to suggest that “her actions were intended to support a specific cause or ideology.
“In addition, the primary motive for this crime is believed to be Aghdam’s displeasure with YouTube’s business practices,” according to police.
Aghdam’s father earlier said that his daughter was furious with the company, because it had stopped paying her for the videos that they posted on the platform.
The police said Aghdam was reported missing by his family on April 1. Around 1:40 pm on April 3, said the police authorities found her asleep in her car, located in a Walmart parking lot. Aghdam told the police that “she left the house because of a difference of opinion with the family,” and the police said that they confirmed that they don’t have to help, took her to the missing persons system and knowledge of her family that she is found safe.
Fox News’ Gregg Again contributed to this report.