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Published: 2018-04-05 09:16:03 | Updated: 2018-04-05 09:16:03

Female suspect dead in YouTube HQ shooting

A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters in Northern California before killing herself, police say. A 36-year-old man left in a critical condition is believed to be the suspect's boyfriend, CBS news reports. Two women, 32 and 27, were also shot. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said officers arrived at the scene at 12:48 (19:48 GMT) local time. Officers found a "chaotic scene" with "numerous people fleeing", he said. One person with a bullet wound was found at the front of the company headquarters, Mr Barberini said. Minutes later officers found a woman who appeared to have shot herself, he said. Two further victims were later discovered at a nearby business. Police said the suspect was armed with a handgun. Her identity has not yet been revealed. An employee at a nearby fast food restaurant told Fox station KTVU he had treated a young woman who suffered a bullet wound to the leg. He said he had fashioned a makeshift tourniquet from a bungee cord as they waited for first responders. Some 1,700 people work at the YouTube HQ. The company is owned by Google and is the area's biggest employer. Images broadcast on local TV stations showed employees leaving with their hands raised. Other footage appeared to show evacuees forming a queue before being individually frisked by police. Video captured by a nearby helicopter showed a glass door shattered in its centre, with glass fragments strewn across the ground outside. The three wounded were taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Officials said the 32-year-old woman's condition was serious and the 27-year-old's condition was fair. A fourth person was also taken to hospital with an ankle injury sustained while trying to escape, Mr Barberini said. YouTube spokesman Chris Dale praised the police response to the incident. Several YouTube employees tweeted about the attack as it was taking place. Product manager Todd Sherman said people fled the building in panic as the shooting unfolded. [i]Source: BBC[/i]

Female suspect dead in YouTube HQ shooting

A woman shot and wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters in Northern California before killing herself, police say. A 36-year-old man left in a critical condition is believed to be the suspect's boyfriend, CBS news reports. Two women, 32 and 27, were also shot. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said officers arrived at the scene at 12:48 (19:48 GMT) local time. Officers found a "chaotic scene" with "numerous people fleeing", he said. One person with a bullet wound was found at the front of the company headquarters, Mr Barberini said. Minutes later officers found a woman who appeared to have shot herself, he said. Two further victims were later discovered at a nearby business. Police said the suspect was armed with a handgun. Her identity has not yet been revealed. An employee at a nearby fast food restaurant told Fox station KTVU he had treated a young woman who suffered a bullet wound to the leg. He said he had fashioned a makeshift tourniquet from a bungee cord as they waited for first responders. Some 1,700 people work at the YouTube HQ. The company is owned by Google and is the area's biggest employer. Images broadcast on local TV stations showed employees leaving with their hands raised. Other footage appeared to show evacuees forming a queue before being individually frisked by police. Video captured by a nearby helicopter showed a glass door shattered in its centre, with glass fragments strewn across the ground outside. The three wounded were taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Officials said the 32-year-old woman's condition was serious and the 27-year-old's condition was fair. A fourth person was also taken to hospital with an ankle injury sustained while trying to escape, Mr Barberini said. YouTube spokesman Chris Dale praised the police response to the incident. Several YouTube employees tweeted about the attack as it was taking place. Product manager Todd Sherman said people fled the building in panic as the shooting unfolded. [i]Source: BBC[/i]
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