Police identify YouTube shooting suspect; dad says she was angry at company

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Nasim Aghdam (Photo released by San Bruno, Calif., Police Dept.)

SAN BRUNO, Calif.  — The woman suspected in the shooting at YouTube headquarters Tuesday was a 39-year-old San Diego resident. named Nasim Aghdam, police said Tuesday night.

“The San Bruno Police Department is investigating a motive for this shooting,” a police news release said. “At this time, there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.”

The woman’s father says she was angry at the company because it stopped paying her for videos she posted on the platform.

Ismail Aghdam told the Bay Area News Group that he warned police his daughter, Nasim Aghdam, might be going to YouTube because she “hated” the company.

Ismail Aghdam said he reported his daughter missing on Monday after she did not answer her phone for two days.

He said the family received a call from Mountain View police around 2 a.m. Tuesday telling they found Nasim sleeping in a car and he warned them she might go to YouTube.

Mountain View Police spokeswoman Katie Nelson confirmed officers located a woman by the same name asleep in a vehicle asleep in a Mountain View parking lot Tuesday morning.

She says the woman declined to answer further questions. Nelson did not respond to a question about whether police were warned Aghdam might go to YouTube.


Police say the shooter opened fire with a handgun at the YouTube headquarters Tuesday and wounded three people before fatally shooting herself. A fourth person injured their ankle while fleeing.

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