In a stunning development, police confirmed that they questioned the YouTube shooter one day before she opened fire at the social media giant’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. The shooter’s brother also revealed he warned police in advance.
The shooter, identified as Nasim Aghdam, fired off a flurry of bullets at YouTube on Tuesday, injuring three people before she was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Aghdam’s father, Ismail Aghdam, revealed in an interview with Mercury News that his daughter expressed “hatred” for YouTube because they allegedly censored her videos and “stopped paying her for her content.” He also reported his daughter missing and told authorities she might be at YouTube’s offices.
Further, Aghdam’s brother, who requested anonymity, told KGTV that his sister stopped answering her phone, causing him to be concerned.
“I Googled ‘Mountain View,’ and it was close to YouTube headquarters. And she had a problem with YouTube,” the brother said.
He called the police and told them his sister had traveled 700 miles from San Diego to Mountain View “so she might do something.”
Despite all these warnings, Nasim Aghdam was able to open fire at YouTube’s headquarters on Tuesday.
San Bruno police Chief Ed Barberini confirmed that the family reported Aghdam missing, but said they were looking into whether additional warnings were passed on to law enforcement.
“I don’t know what concerns were conveyed to that police department, or how or where those concerns were relayed to. So that is something we’re looking into,” he siad.