Gun Store Employee Says YouTube Shooter Did Not Stand Out

Adjust Comment Print

Hours before officers were called to YouTube's headquarters after being informed of an armed intruder, they had spotted the assailant parked in her auto and sleeping in a Walmart parking lot. Aghdam was angry at Youtube because they had demonetized all the videos that she posted. She fatally shot herself. "Although no words can describe our deep pain for this tragedy, our family would like to express their utmost regret for what happened to innocent victims".

NBC reported that it was unclear how much Aghdam was making from her YT views, but SocialBlade estimates put her take at between $661 and $10,614 a year for her four YT accounts. Mountain View police said they let her go after she indicated she had left home due to "family issues" and was living out of her auto and looking for work.

YouTube employee Dianna Arnspiger said she was on the building's second floor when she heard gunshots, ran to a window and saw a person with a gun on a patio outside.

"The father confirmed to us that the family had been having issues at home, but did not act in any way concerned about why his daughter had left", it said.

Two women wounded in the shooting were released Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital.

A 36-year-old man who has been in the hospital since Tuesday's shooting at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno is now in fair condition, a Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital spokesman said today. On Wednesday, investigators were conducting searches at two properties, San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said.

More news: How much sugar does your glass really contain?

"Right now I (am) thinking, she never hurt one ant, how did she shoot the people?" said Ismail Aghdam, echoing comments he said earlier this week.

She was the only fatality associated with the shooting, and a fourth victim suffered a minor injury to a lower extremity while fleeing from the violence, police said.

The family showed ABC News the sparsely furnished bedroom where she produced videos in which she exercised, promoted animal rights and explained the vegan diet, often wearing elaborate costumes or carrying a rabbit.

Aghdam's central grievances appear to have been focused on censorship and revenue.

What we do know is that authorities are poring over the vegan activist's YouTube videos - since taken down - including one in which she railed against the Google-owned site for what she felt was its restriction of her content posting. "They age restricted my ab workout video". The information is so readily available because Aghdam was a creative contributor on Youtube's video platform.

Just hours before Tuesday's shooting, police in Mountain View discovered Aghdam asleep in her vehicle, hundreds of miles from home and about 30 miles southeast of YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno. He said Nasim had been living recently with her grandmother in San Diego. These and other pieces of evidence have now led police investigators to look into her possible motives behind the shooting.

More news: Trump Threatens China With $100 Billion In Additional Trade Penalties

"At no point during our roughly 20 minute interaction with her did she mention anything about YouTube, if she was upset with them, or that she had planned to harm herself or others. she was calm and cooperative", Mountain View police said. When he learned his sister was in Mountain View, he Googled the city and found out it was near YouTube headquarters.

Knowing his sister had a problem with YouTube, he said he warned police that "she went all the way from San Diego, so she might do something".

Mountain View police pushed back against that claim.

Manny Mendoza, rangemaster at The Gun Range, said that the woman now widely known for posting prolific and freaky videos on exercise, animal cruelty and veganism was not memorable.

In an interview Tuesday night with the Bay Area News Group, Ismail Aghdam said his 38-year-old daughter told her family a couple of weeks ago that YouTube had been censoring her videos and stopped paying her for her content.

More news: US, China step up trade war