Four people have been injured by a female shooter who shot and killed herself after going on a gun rampage at YouTube’s California headquarters.
The shooter, who was reportedly a white woman dressed in a headscarf, shot at her boyfriend before turning the gun on herself on Tuesday, witnesses told Fox News.
Officers and federal agents swarmed the company’s headquarters complex in the city of San Bruno just before 1pm after dozens of panicked employees called 911 to report gunfire.
Upon arrival, police found the woman dead inside the campus with self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said four people were taken to hospitals in San Francisco with gunshot injuries.
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Authorities cover a body with a yellow tarp at YouTube’s headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday after a female shooter opened fire before she shot and killed herself
Terrified employees were spotted leaving YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California in a line after a shooter opened fire on Tuesday afternoon
A SWAT team is picturing entering YouTube HQ in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday after reports of shots being fired inside
A spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital says it received three patients. Spokesman Brent Andrew says a 36-year-old man was in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman was in fair condition.
The hospital was expecting more patients but Andrew did not know their conditions.
Northern California’s Stanford Hospital said it has received four to five patients, but a hospital spokeswoman did not have information on their conditions or their wounds.
Television news footage showed terrified employees leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building.
Officers patted down people to make sure none had weapons as police vehicles surrounded the area.
Some of the victims were taken to a Carl’s Jr restaurant, which is next to the property, immediately after being injured. It is not clear how serious their injuries are.
The police chief confirmed at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that the shooter was dead.
‘At 12.46pm this afternoon, we received numerous 911 calls regarding gun shots at YouTube’s campus. Police arrived at 12.48pm and immediately began a search for a possible shooter or shooters,’ he said.
‘Upon arrival, police encountered numerous employees fleeing. It was very chaotic.
‘Officers encountered one gunshot victim… several minutes later while searching the building officers located a second gunshot wound victim that may have been self-inflicted.
Authorities found the shooter’s body shortly after arriving. Her body, pictured above covered by a yellow tarp, was found near the shattered door (above on right)
An injured woman stands outside YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. She was bleeding from the leg and had a scratch on her face but is not thought to be one of those shot
The woman was alert and speaking to police outside the HQ. Four others remain in unknown conditions
A YouTube employee cries on the phone after escaping the shooting on Tuesday afternoon
‘Two additional victims were located several minutes later at an adjacent business,’ a spokesman said.
The adjacent business was the Carl’s Jr on the same plaza where two women fled after being shot.
Disturbing live accounts were given by YouTube employees who took to Twitter as the shooting unfolded.
In a flurry of tweets, project manager Todd Sherman said: ‘We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard peopl