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Officers encountered an active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno California. The shooter, a female, was found with a self inflicted gun shot wound. Officers also encounted multiple wounded individuals in the building.
#youtubeshooter is deceased, @SanBrunoPolice confirm, by a self-inflicted gunshot. 4 wounded victims taken to hospitals. Police described @YouTube campus as "chaotic scene" when officers first arrived. https://t.co/vsnDelgcnX— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) April 3, 2018
Employees fled the area when gunshots were first heard, prompting multiple 911 calls. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini has stated during a live news conference that a single white female shooter was found deceased from a self inflicted gun shot wound. Also reported were that four victims have been taken to area hospitals with gun shot wounds.
Stanford Health Care and San Francisco General Hospital are both reportedly prepared to receive 5-6 patients. Reports from Fox News indicate that the shooter may have also shot her boyfriend before turning the gun on herself, but law enforcement have not yet confirmed these details. The Youtube Headquarters is layed out over 200,000 sq ft, and is home to around 1,700 employees.
Employees were quick to report details of the incident on social media as well.
Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.— Vadim Lavrusik (@Lavrusik) April 3, 2018
After existing the room we still didn’t know what was going on but more people were running. Seemed serious and not like a drill.— Todd Sherman (@tdd) April 3, 2018
We headed towards the exit and then saw more people and someone said that there was a person with a gun. Shit.— Todd Sherman (@tdd) April 3, 2018
I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs. Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front.— Todd Sherman (@tdd) April 3, 2018
This story is developing.