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Woman Involved in Shooting at YouTube HQ in California US

Alleged shooter ranted against YouTube's revenue-sharing policies


A woman who had voiced complaints online about YouTube is involved shooting in Youtube HQ, she opened fire with a handgun at the Youtube headquarters near San Francisco yesterday, wounding three people before shooting herself dead, authorities and media reported.

It was the latest in a string of mass shootings in the United States in recent years. Police did not confirm the suspect or say what might have motivated Tuesday’s shooting at YouTube, a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google which employs nearly 2,000 people at the San Bruno, California offices.

According to Police the woman approached an outdoor patio and dining courtyard on the campus around lunchtime and began to fire before entering the building.

The website, which media said was linked to the attacker, had several posts about Persian culture and veganism, interspersed with screeds against YouTube. Those complaints included claims the company was not sharing enough revenue with people who create videos for the platform.

One victim, a 36-year-old man, was listed in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital. A 32-year-old woman was listed in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition. The authorities did not release names of the victims.

In the aftermath of YouTube shooting, Several Big celebrities expressed their concerns and the Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has expressed his support to the employees of the video-sharing platform. This comes after he tweeted extending his support on behalf of YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki.

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