Shooter's family warned police about Youtube grudge

Shooter's family warned police about Youtube grudge

Police say she entered the courtyard through a parking garage.

In one video posted under her online name Nasime Sabz, she can be heard complaining that "YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!" A spokeswoman with the Sheriff's office there said the family did not say if they anxious Aghdam posed a threat to anyone.

"It's not like she stood out", the retired law enforcement officer said. "I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs".

At press time it was still not believed that Aghdam specifically targeted any of her victims in the brazen daylight attack in a common area at YT headquarters, but investigators piecing together her final days and hours are left with a confusing trail of posts that paint a portrait of a strident animal-rights activist, artist, occasional singer, bodybuilder and avowed vegan who at one point had at least 4 YT channels that hosted her widely varying conent.

Authorities on scene at the Youtube Headquarters in San Bruno, California.

"They were just ideal neighbors", Rundell said. On Thursday evening, customers streamed in and out carrying rifle cases, and an assortment of shotguns and rifles for sale were on display behind the counter. Police have said Aghdam's likely motive for Tuesday's shooting at the San Bruno headquarters was her anger at the company's recent policies that cracked down on some content and made it harder for people to benefit from the company's ad revenue sharing program.

Still, she seemed to be a conflicted woman living in two worlds, the Iran of her childhood where she would attract numerous social media followers, and the United States where she became disillusioned over what she perceived as the hypocrisy of American ideals. The family said that YouTube was her livelihood and that making videos was "all she was doing".

YouTube had no immediate comment about any actions related to Aghdam's videos.

Aghdam's brother told ABC affiliate KGTV in San Diego that she "had a problem with YouTube". Officers in Mountain View - about 30 miles from YouTube's headquarters - found her sleeping in her vehicle in a parking lot around 2 a.m. Tuesday but let her go after she refused to answer their questions.




In that call, they did not mention anything about violent tendencies or the possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with YouTube.

"I know a lot of you are in shock right now". San Bruno, California, police said they continue to investigate a motive for the shooting.

"Halfway through she exchanged magazines and continued shooting until she turned the gun on herself", Caldwell said. He said two additional gunshot victims were later located at an adjacent business.

In 2014, Aghdam was the subject of a profile in "Peaceful Dumpling", a New York-based Vegan and sustainable lifestyle website.

It was a 9mm Smith and Wesson that had a capacity of 10 rounds.

In addition, she was seen in a #Shooting range before the attack and there was a gun that was registered in her name that was found on the scene. To purchase the firearm, Aghdam would have had to pass a background check that reviewed any criminal history, DMV records, outstanding warrants, restraining orders and mental health holds.

For the first time, the parents of Nasim Aghdam are speaking out about the shooting allegedly committed by their daughter at YouTube's headquarters earlier this week.

Officers spent almost two hours Wednesday at the Jackson Arms Shooting Range in South San Francisco, a few miles from YouTube headquarters. The third victim, a 36-year-old man, was upgraded from critical to serious condition. Both women have since been released from a hospital, officials said. The company has vowed to beef up its security worldwide after the shooting.

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