Nasim Aghdam Opens Fire At YouTube Headquarters, Wounds Three Before Killing Herself

1:27 pm 4 Apr, 2018


Terrified employees fled as gunfire rang out at YouTube’s sprawling headquarters in San Bruno, California.

On April 4, 2018 terror and panic spread among employees as Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fire injuring 3 people before claiming her own life. San Bruno police identified the suspect as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 39, who died from what authorities believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.




The three wounded people with gunshots were rushed to the hospital to undergo immediate surgery. Along with that one person also suffered from twisted ankle who was taken to a local hospital.


The shooter was a 38-years-old woman with Iranian parents.

It is believed that she was a content creator who was angry with YouTube as they stopped paying her for the videos posted on her channel. She also claimed on her social media accounts that YouTube was discriminating against her videos. Many of her videos were focused on animal rights and veganism. Previously, she posted on her website:

“Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views! There is no free speech in real world & you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered & merely relegated, so that people can hardly see their videos!”



People present at the scene described it as chaotic and terrifying. Soon 911 calls were placed and emergency vehicles were dispatched. Before the law enforcement could reach her, she took her life. The authority got control of the situation and also ruled out any suspicion of terrorism.


One of the employees inside also tweeted the unfolding of the entire incident. Read here:



Google is the parent company for YouTube. It’s CEO, Sundar Pichai released an email describing the incident as “unimaginable tragedy” and a “horrific act of violence.” Read the full email here:



US Donald Trump has also tweeted about the incident:


Giants from the tech fraternity and politicians showed their support in this dark hour. Here are some of the tweets:







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