At least one dead and four wounded in shooting at YouTube headquarters

At least one dead and four wounded in shooting at YouTube headquarters

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The suspect in the shooting at the YouTube offices in California was found dead with a shot in the head allegedly self-inflicted, according to local police.

A shooting at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, a city located 20 kilometers south of San Francisco (California, USA), left today (03.04.2018) at least one dead and four injured.

“The investigation continues,” San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said, adding that security forces are “checking the building” after the attack that caused at least four injuries, who were sent to the hospital. Barberini did not detail the state of health of the four victims, although he did point out that they have been transferred to hospitals in the area to be treated.

Suspect would have shot herself

Similarly, Barberini, told the media that the deceased is supposedly the woman suspected of having carried out this shooting and added that she shot herself. Barberini made no comment on the motives that the woman could have, although the American media reported that she may have wanted to shoot her boyfriend.

The shooting, which was reported around 12.46 local time (20.46 GMT) through 911 calls, led the authorities to order a large emergency deployment in the area and evacuate hundreds of people who were in the area.

USA - Polizei-Einsatz wegen Schussen bei YouTube-Zentrale in den USA (Reuters / Social Media)

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, posted on his Twitter account a message after being informed about what happened: “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.”

The YouTube headquarters in Silicon Valley, the heart of the technology industry in the United States, is a large complex of three buildings on Cherry Avenue in San Bruno, very close to Interstate 380.

Google, a company that owns YouTube, posted a message on its Twitter account in reference to this situation: “We are in coordination with the authorities and will provide official information on Google and YouTube when it is available.”

 

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