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YouTube shooter legally bought gun

09 April, 2018, 01:43 | Author: Drew Briggs
  • Gunman Opens Fire at You Tube Headquarters

"Right now", father Ismail Aghdam told Gutman, "I [was] thinking she never hurt one ant, how [did] she shoot people?". NPR's Nathan Rott joins us now from San Bruno.

She didn't appear to be a danger to herself and told police she was looking for work in the area.

NATHAN ROTT, BYLINE: Well, so authorities think she did it because she was mad at YouTube.

The woman who shot three people at YouTube's headquarters legally purchased her handgun and reloaded during the attack before turning the firearm on herself, according to multiple reports.

"We know she was upset with YouTube, and now we've determined that was the motive", the Police Chief Barberini said after findings that none of the victims knew the attacker personally.

How did the girl who grew up in Iran worshipping every insect become the woman who indiscriminately shot into a crowd of terrified YouTube employees who had been enjoying lunch on a sunny Silicon Valley patio? So there were a lot of people outside eating. "With this act she damaged the reputation of Iranians".

ROTT: Well, there's a couple of reasons.

People in Iran expressed pity and shock that Aghdam would shoot others in a country that allows more social media freedoms.

New details also are emerging about the shooter, Nasim Aghdam, and the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.

Before going to the company's headquarters, she practiced with the weapon, which was registered in her name, at a nearby gun range. It links to many of her videos, which range from animal rights to veganism to just eclectic dance videos.

A website in that name decried YouTube's policies and said the company was trying to "suppress" content creators.

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The Police identified the shooter as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, who owned several vegan YouTube channels and presented herself as Nasime Sabs which mean "Green Breeze" in Persian.

CORNISH: This was before the attack, so why was the family speaking with the police?

Federal and state investigators also executed search warrants at two homes associated with the family, collecting evidence.

The company said Wednesday that it will increase security at its headquarters and offices around the world. They talked to her for 20 minutes.

A San Bruno police officer spent almost two hours at a gun range not far from the YouTube headquarters where a woman shot and wounded 3 people before she killed herself.

Aghdam "hated" YouTube and was angry that the company stopped paying her for videos she posted, her father, Ismail Aghdam, told the Bay Area News Group. "There seemed to be no kind of method or rhyme or reason to what she was doing".

A couple of public radio reporters from our member stations KVCR and KPCC have been at the parents' house today in Southern California, and they said that the authorities were there.

San Diego sheriff's Lt. Karen Stubkjaer said Thursday the father never told deputies that she was a risk to herself or others when he reported her missing.

"This will be a long and very methodical investigation", said Geoff Caldwell, a police commander in San Bruno, where YouTube is located. By 12:46 p.m., San Bruno PD began to receive multiple 911 calls reporting that there was a shooter at YouTube.

YouTube's policy change was prompted by a string of scandals and examples of people making money from videos even if they were in poor taste.

CORNISH: That's NPR's Nate Rott in San Bruno, Calif. Thank you.

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