Three people were injured on Tuesday when a woman opened fire with a handgun at YouTube headquarters near San Francisco before fatally shooting herself, local police said.
In a tweet, US President Donald Trump said he was briefed on the shooting. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene," he said.
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1. It was around 12.46 pm (local time) that the San Bruno Police Department received numerous 911 calls reporting gunfire at the YouTube campus located at 901 Cherry Avenue in San Bruno. The police arrived at the scene at 12:48 pm, two minutes after the first call, and immediately began searching for a possible suspect.
2. Officers conducting a search located a deceased female inside with a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound at 12.53 pm.
3. San Francisco General Hospital received three patients: a 36-year-old man in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman in fair condition, a spokesman said.
4. YouTube employee Dianna Arnspiger said she was on the building's second floor when she heard gun shots, ran to a window and saw the shooter on a patio outside. She added that the woman wore glasses and a scarf and was using a "big huge pistol."
5. The shooting appeared to have been fuelled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was targeting her boyfriend, a law-enforcement source told the Bay Area News Group.
6. In a tweet, Google, which owns the world's biggest online video website, advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area. "There is no need to take any action. We have provided employees a helpline," it said.
7. "From everyone at Apple, we send our sympathy and support to the team at YouTube and Google, especially the victims and their families," Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted.
8. YouTube headquarters, located some 50 kilometers from the main Google campus in Mountain View, has a significant number of Indian-American professionals.