YouTube shooter had small following in Iran

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She posted the videos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a website in that name decried YouTube's policies, saying the company was trying to "suppress" content creators.

"She was a weirdo", said one neighbor, who would only give her name as Lucy.

"It was a very normal conversation". He also didn't know she owned a gun. She wounded three people before killing herself. Aghdam did not appear to be a threat to herself or others, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said.

Investigators visited family homes in Southern California on Wednesday. Spokeswoman Ginger Colbrun would not confirm the locations but reporters saw agents entering homes in the communities of Menifee, southeast of Los Angeles, and 4S Ranch, north of San Diego. But Aghdam does fit a narrative that's bigger than any of that, and it's not one that does the National Rifle Association any favors: She wanted to hurt people, and she had a gun to help her do it.

"Our family is in absolute shock and can't makes sense of what happened".


"At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted", the statement said. She then drove to a retail area near YouTube headquarters, parked her vehicle and walked into a courtyard on the campus.

Two women wounded by a shooter at YouTube headquarters near San Francisco have been released from a hospital.

One of her three victims, a man in his 30s, remained in San Francisco General Hospital in serious condition on Wednesday, the hospital said.

She had been a prolific contributor to the video sharing site, posting videos on fitness, veganism and animal rights.

A woman who believed she was being suppressed by YouTube and told her family members she "hated" the company opened fire at YouTube's headquarters Tuesday before fatally shooting herself.


Aghdam took the gun home with her January 16, the same day the internet giant announced a bigger revenue crackdown on content creators like her.

"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. "He did not seem concerned that she was in the area, and wanted to simply let us know that may have been a reason for her move up here", police stated.

Nasim Najafi Aghdam appears in a handout photo provided by the San Bruno (Calif.) Police Department on Wednesday.

Law enforcement personnel outside of the YouTube headquarters.

Regarding the situation, Google Communications tweeted that they were "coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available". "They said, 'Don't worry about, '" Ismail said. It was the culmination of a crackdown begun past year on controversial sites and in the immediate aftermath of scathing criticism following YouTube star Logan Paul publishing a video showing a dead body in a Japanese forest.


People who post on YouTube can receive money from advertisements that accompany their videos, but the company "de-monetizes" some channels for reasons including inappropriate material or having fewer than 1,000 subscribers. YouTube had no immediate comment about any actions related to Nasim Aghdam's videos, spokesman Chris Dale said.

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