Police in California have confirmed that they are responding to reports of an active shooter at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, south of San Francisco. Several people have been injured, and two local hospitals have confirmed they are treating people injured by the incident, although there are no details of their current condition. Ambulances are present at the scene and officials have asked that people not approach the area. Police have since confirmed that the shooter “is down” but have not clarified if the individual were arrested, injured, or killed.
Unconfirmed reports from the area state that the shooter was a white female wearing a headscarf, although others state that the shooter was male.
Witnesses have also reported that some of the wounded were seen fleeing the headquarters. One man, a local business owner, told Fox of how he helped treat a woman who had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
Google have made a statement saying “We are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information here from Google and YouTube as it becomes available”.
BREAKING: Official: Woman shot boyfriend at YouTube headquarters https://t.co/LfSP7ny2Fu— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 3, 2018
Meanwhile employees from within the campus have taken to twitter to describe their experiences. Project manager Todd Sherman tweeted:
“We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor. First thought was earthquake.
“After existing the room we still didn’t know what was going on but more people were running. Seemed serious and not like a drill.
“We headed towards the exit and then saw more people and someone said that there was a person with a gun. S**t.
“At that point every new person I saw was a potential shooter. Someone else said that the person shot out the back doors and then shot themselves.
“I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs.
“Peaked around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front.”