BREAKING: Active Shooter Reported at YouTube Headquarters **Update** Female Shooter Deceased, Several Injured
An active shooter is being reported at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California.
It has been reported that the suspected shooter was female and that she is now deceased.
NBC News: Multiple law enforcement officials say that the suspected shooter at YouTube is a woman and that she is deceased. Reported w/ @anblanx
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) April 3, 2018
“KPIX 5 reporter Andria Borba said at least two Homeland Security units were responding. Police radio transmissions describe casualties being taken to local hospitals,” CBS reports. “San Francisco General Hospital spokesman Brent Andrew said the hospital received patients from the incident but could not confirm a number.”
ABC 7 has reported that, “another law enforcement source confirms to ABC7 News reporter Dan Noyes that the shooter is a white, adult female wearing a dark top and head scarf.”
YouTube employees took to Twitter to report hearing shots and seeing people running from the scene, as police surrounded the building.
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
Breaking: active shooter at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, Police activity at 901 Cherry Ave, please stay out of the area.
“We have 37 individuals that will need triaging”their talk of a “casualty center” – Chaos: Active Shooter at YouTube HQ. pic.twitter.com/K2oaBj7k5m
— Jaime T. (@JaimeTapia2018) April 3, 2018
"I was trying to find tools to help her and I found a bungee cord and I tied that around her leg to stop the blood flow…She was scared." Eyewitness describes helping woman with gunshot wound near @YouTube headquarters. https://t.co/FNBrozuksO pic.twitter.com/jFU0shX7IM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 3, 2018
San Bruno Police tweeted: “Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive.”
YouTube employee Todd Sherman tweeted that he saw “blood drips on the floor and stairs.”
He also tweeted that, “Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves.”
Journalist Ethar El-Katatney posted screenshots from a WhatsApp group chat she is in where someone claimed to have been inside the building.
“I was in a courtyard at work eating and some guy with a gun and full body armor started firing,” the person in the chat wrote, which conflicts with the ABC 7 report. “We all ran. We have no idea what to do.”
The person added that they “looked right at him. He had green sunglasses thing for shooting on. Full body armor. Was calm walking and firing.”
She has since deleted her tweet.
There are two deleted YouTube shooter eyewitness accounts. Given the circumstances, it feels pertinent to share these.
First one. I added the necessary censoring of people's names that caused them to delete these screens in the first place. pic.twitter.com/jAXFWxYmJo
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) April 3, 2018
(not official) but heard this on the San Bruno PD scanner a few minutes ago: we have 37 individuals that will need triaging…there’s also talk of setting up a “casualty center" at the end of a street. Praying for everyone @YouTube involved in another heartless incident. 😢
— It's HQutie (@Culligan27) April 3, 2018
— Erin (@erinjeanc) April 3, 2018
Re: YouTube situation, we are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.
— Google Communications (@Google_Comms) April 3, 2018
Approximately 1,700 people work on the campus.
ABC7 News has more details on the injured:
Brent Andrew, a spokesperson at San Francisco General Hospital, says they’re treating three people – a 36-year-old man in critical condition and two women, ages 36 and 27. One is in serious and fair condition.
He would not confirm whether the three had been shot, but said the surgeon treating them is “very experienced” with traumatic injuries, like gunshot wounds.
Others have been taken to the hospital at Stanford, Andrew confirmed.
President Trump responded to the YouTube headquarters shooting Tuesday evening.
Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2018
We will be updating this post as information becomes available.