Nasim Aghdam, a female, has been identified as the sole responsible for the shooting that took place Tuesday, April 3rd at the YouTube headquarters in California.
According to reports, Nasim wasn’t happy with the service and ultimately snapped to the point where she made her way into the YouTube offices and injured two people before turning the gun on herself.
Below find everything there is to know about the shooter.
#1 Her victims aren’t fatal
Nasim Aghdam approached the campus around lunchtime and began to fire before entering the building of the Google-owned video sharing service. One man and two women ages 32 and 27 were shot in the incident. The male 36, was said to be in critical condition.
#2 She believed YouTube ‘ruined her life’
Ms Aghdam’s family say she was “angry” with the company and had complained about YouTube supposedly censoring her videos and cutting her ad revenue and leaving her without an income.
#3 She had been reported missing
Family members knew about her discontent and even reported her missing to police and warned them she “might do something.” She had been reported missing since the weekend and had stopped answering her mobile phone.
#4 The shooting could have been prevented
Officers spotted her sleeping in a car in Mountain View hours before the shooting. She travelled hundreds of miles across the state to Mountain View from San Diego. Police contacted her family to say she had been found.
#5 She is otherwise known as “Nasim Wonder1”
Nasim Aghdam reportedly posted videos under the name “Nasim Wonder1,” with some dating back to 2011, the Telegraph reports. Her account has since been deleted.
#6 Nasim Aghdam felt discriminated by YouTube
According to NBC, she says in a video posted in January 2017 that YouTube “discriminated and filtered” her content. She complained YouTube had imposed an age restriction on one of her workout videos because it was too racy, yet it hadn’t taken the same action for stars like Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, whose videos, she said, were inappropriate for children.
#7 She ran her own website
The San Francisco Chronicle identified the website NasimeSabz.com as hers. In it, she had several posts about Persian culture and veganism, interspersed with rants against YouTube. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube or any other video sharing site.” She wrote.
#8 She also complained about YouTube on social media
In an Instagram post dated March 18, Aghdam complains again about YouTube’s alleged censorship, saying it was using its tools to “censor and suppress people who speak the truth and are not good for the financial, political gains of the system and big businesses.”
#9 She was an animal rights activist
Aghdam once joined a PETA protest at Camp Pendleton to fight the Marines’ use of pigs in military-trauma training. She once told the Union Tribune “For me, animal rights equal human rights,”
#10 She used a number of adjectives to describe herself
The 39-year-old called herself ‘vegan bodybuilder, singer, athlete, artist, and director.’ In Addition to animals Nasim Aghdam, also posted numerous workout videos.