Woman dead, several injured in shooting at YouTube headquarters in US

UPDATE @ 8.00 AM | POLICE have confirmed a female suspect is dead after opening fire at YouTube headquarters in California.

The woman is understood to have stormed the building in San Bruno about 1.00pm US time.

Local media say the woman shot three people before allegedly turning the gun on herself.


San Francisco General Hospital confirmed that three patients had been admitted to the hospital following the shooting.

A man is in a critical condition, one woman is in a serious condition, and another woman is in a fair condition.

It’s not yet known what sparked the shooting.

Earlier, a product manager at YouTube tweeted there was an “Active shooter at YouTube HQ”.

“Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk,” Vadim Lavrusik wrote.

“Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.”

He later confirmed that he had been evacuated from the building.

US President Donald has since taken to social media to express his condolences.

“Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved,” Trump wrote.

“Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.”

EARLIER @ 6.15 AM | AN emergency situation is unfolding at YOUTUBE headquarters in California following reports of an active shooter.

Police have swarmed on the area, with photos posted to social media showing officers escorting people out of the building in San Bruno with their hands above their heads.

“Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers,” Vadim Lavrusik, a product manager at YouTube wrote on Twitter.

San Bruno Police confirmed in a short statement on Twitter that they were respnding to an “active shooter”.

“Please stay away from Cherry Ave & Bay Hill Drive,” they wrote.

Google Communications said they “are coordinating with authorities and will provide official information from Google and YouTube as it becomes available.”