It’s been over 24 hours since a shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, CA left three injured and one dead, and now YouTube is speaking out about the tragic event, calling the horrific act “deeply shocking and disturbing” and ensuring all their locations are safe with added security.
“Yesterday, a shooter entered through our parking garage to our outside courtyard and committed a horrible act of violence. Thanks to the security protections in place, she never entered the building itself. Within two minutes of our 911 call, San Bruno Police arrived on the scene,” their statement read.
Praising the police for their quick response time, YouTube says, “The officers responding to the scene were exceptional,” adding, “There were numerous acts of heroism both from first responders, particularly the San Bruno PD, and from employees.”
As The Blast reported, police identified Nasim Aghdam as the shooter. She died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene.
Following the events, YouTube is encouraging its employees “to take time off of work, or work from home,” adding they “will be increasing the security we have at all of our offices worldwide to make them more secure not only in the near term, but long-term.” This mirrors the story we broke: LAPD has been stationed at the Playa Vista YouTube office ever since the shooting at the headquarters began.
Read the entire statement below: