Four injured in YouTube HQ gunfire: US

San Bruno Police Department urges people to stay away from tech giant’s headquarters
WASHINGTON: A woman shot and wounded at least four people before possibly taking her own life at YouTube’s California headquarters Tuesday, according to police.
San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini described the scene as “active” after police completed a quick pass of the area before starting a longer, more in-depth search.
The unidentified female suspect was found with a possibly self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the headquarters, Barberini said.
Brent Andrew, a spokesman with San Francisco General Hospital, described the shooting as a “multiple casualty” event.
Three people are being treated for injuries at the hospital, and two of the victims are female while one is male, he said. The 36-year-old male victim is in critical condition while one woman is in serious condition and the other is in fair condition.
It is unclear where the fourth victim police mentioned is being treated.
The San Bruno Police Department urged people to stay away from the building, located at Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive.
President Donald Trump said he has been briefed on the situation and offered thoughts and prayers to all involved.
“Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene,” he said on Twitter.
Earlier, several YouTube employees posted on social media that they heard gunshots and took cover inside before fleeing the building.
“Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers,” YouTube employee Vadim Lavrusik wrote on Twitter before saying he was evacuated.
Media footage of the scene showed massive groups of people being escorted out of the corporate headquarters amid a heavy police presence.
Google, the parent company of YouTube, said on Twitter it is coordinating with authorities and will post additional information as it becomes available.–aa

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