Police were actually warned about the YouTube shooter who authorities identified as Nasim Aghdam.
Aghdam managed several channels as a YouTube user from San Diego. She had a modest following on the platform, but stopped making money off the videos because they violated YouTube’s policies on sensitive material. She also made disparaging comments about YouTube in several videos.
The shooters father said he notified police after his daughter went missing for a few days, and expressed concerns about her anger toward the platform. Police say they found her sleeping in her car near YouTube HQ. They notified her family and her father again warned them about her anger towards the company.
Police reportedly told him they would keep an eye on her and a spokesperson said she appeared not to pose a threat to herself and others, stating, “Our officers made contact with the women after the license plate of her vehicle match that of a missing person out of [SoCal]. The women confirmed her identity to us and answered subsequent questions.”
The shooter walked onto YouTube’s campus around noon and seriously injured 3 people — she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators initially believed the shooting was part of a domestic dispute.
Since 1966, only three mass shootings have been initiated by women.