YouTube shooter was 'angry' at company over video demonetization

YouTube shooter was 'angry' at company over video demonetization

The shooter, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, wounded three people at YouTube's San Bruno, Calif., headquarters on Tuesday before killing herself.

The most seriously wounded victim, a 36-year-old man initially classified by hospital officials as critical, had his condition upgraded to fair on Thursday. "There was nothing in her behavior that suggested anything unusual", Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel said about the 20-minute chat between his officers and the woman after they found her asleep in her auto in a Walmart lot.

"She was a nice person", her brother said.

Police are investigating a website that appears to show the same woman lambasting YouTube for restricting her videos.

A screenshot of a video posted on Aghnam's YouTube channel before it was taken down on Tuesday, showed her complaining that "YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!"

It was the culmination of a crackdown begun a year ago 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.

The woman who wounded three in a shooting at YouTube headquarters had a tiny social media presence in her native Iran, where her death was reported briefly by state television.

Her brother, Shahran Aghdam, said he was particularly anxious after learning his sister had been contacted by police prior to the shooting in Mountain View, and realizing how close that was to YouTube headquarters.

The Farsi-language content Aghdam posted on Telegram would have been unlikely to attract a large following in Iran.

Hossein Naderi, a 23-year-old art student, questioned why Aghdam chose to "live in the USA though she didn't like it there".

Her father, Ismail Aghdam, said she had become angry at the site after believing they were trying to "suppress" content creators. "And I just said, 'Shooter, ' and everybody started running", Arnspiger said. Ismail Aghdam said his daughter was not a terrorist and she was not violent.

According to a late-night San Bruno Police Department release, Aghdam was a 39-year-old resident of San Diego. On her website, she condemned bullfighting and animal products.

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"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", police said.

The entire family was "very, very friendly", according to Rundell, who spoke most often with the father, an electrical contractor.

Officials said Aghdam did nothing to suggest she was a danger to herself or others when they found her asleep in a Walmart parking lot the next day.

The Gun Range got in contact with police after seeing reports of the shooting and recognizing Aghdam as a previous customer of theirs. She got upset when the two teens rode their skateboards through the complex. A woman named Leila who identified herself as an aunt said Nasim Aghdam was a "really good person" and had no history of mental illness.

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

"I am sorry. I can't believe it", he told reporters Wednesday.

"I'm being discriminated and filtered on YouTube and I'm not the only one", the video begins, as Aghdam, wearing a black, white and orange long-sleeved shirt and short jet black hair stands in front of a background of green and white stars.

An unnamed family member expressed concern that Aghdam was allowed to purchase a firearm without a psychiatric exam.

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

The company said Wednesday that it will increase security at its headquarters and offices around the world.

The California Highway Patrol told Fox News that San Bruno police requested their assistance with the perimeter regarding reports of an active shooter.

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