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YouTube-star wake up ‘lonely and disturbed’ viewer firing of gunfire on them

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It is their job to attract viewers. YouTube personalities, Megan a version and friend Gavin Free just never expected it would be at their house with a gun.

That is exactly what the police said happened late last month in Austin, Texas. According to the police documents, a version and Free awoke to the sound of a gunshot and the breaking of a glass around 3:40am on Jan. 26.

If they are hidden in a bedroom closet and called 911, an armed man, described by police as a “single, lonely and deranged” searched the house for them, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Coming up empty-handed, he left and got in his car, only to be confronted by the police. After hearing a shot come from the inside of the car, an officer responded to the fire.

Christopher Giles, a 23-year-old, who had made the 11-hour journey from New Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The record of Giles may have died of a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities say they later found notes on Giles’ phone, suggesting he would have “developed a fondness” for the 30-year-old a version, that shares the video blogs with 341,000 subscribers on YouTube, and a dislike for her 29-year-old friend, co-host of “The Slow Mo Guys” channel, which has more than 10 million subscribers.

“I want Gavin Free to die alone, no children,” he said in one of the notes with an indication of the set, the police say. Giles “blame Free for his lifestyle and success ‘and his’ only intention was to cause harm to someone who is” in the house, a detective wrote in a complaint.

“It is a difficult time for Meg and myself in the last few weeks, but we’re doing OK,” Free said in a Monday tweet, per the Austin American-Statesman.

Both he and a version praised the police response. (A YouTube record just was almost broken.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: YouTube-Star Woke up with a Terrible Ordeal

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