YouTube shooting: the suspect's final days

Randal Sanchez
April 9, 2018

She exercised, promoted animal rights and explained the vegan diet, often in freaky productions with elaborate costumes or carrying a rabbit.

Nevertheless, the family said they tried to warn the police that Nasim was angry with YouTube for suppressing her videos.

Another post accuses "close-minded" YouTube employees of putting an age restriction on videos, saying it's aimed at reducing views and discouraging the woman from making new videos. "Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!"

"There is no equal growth opportunity on YouTube, or any other video-sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to", read one posting on the site.

"They didn't do anything and she got killed and three or four more people got hurt".

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

"I didn't have a gun on me, but I wish I did", he said. State TV briefly reported the shooting based on global reports.

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

Kimia Shobeiri, 18, suggested the shooting was a ploy to get attention. Nor did she give any indication she was a threat to herself, the news service said. "With this act she damaged the reputation of Iranians".

"We contacted the woman inside the vehicle, who was asleep, to check on her and to determine if she was the same person who had been reported missing", Mountain View police said.

As questions remain on the motive, police have said there's no evidence the shooter knew the victims or that they were specifically targeted.

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Details are emerging about the woman behind the YouTube headquarters shooting Tuesday that injured three people in San Bruno, California. She wounded three people before killing herself. The other two gunshot victims, a 32-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman, have been released.

Whatever obstacles she faced were dwarfed by those in Iran, where the government blocks YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, and where online content critical of authorities or Islam can land people in jail.

"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 in the statement.

"We called the cops again and told them there is a reason she went all the way from San Diego to there so she might do something", he told the News.

Nasim Aghdam referenced a since-deactivated website, PeaceThunder, in a 2014 interview promoting veganism. Aghdam posted on her website.

Family members first reported Aghdam missing on Monday, filing an "at-risk" report with the San Diego County Sheriff's Office as she'd recently lived with her grandmother in the area.

The entire family was "very, very friendly", according to Rundell, who spoke most often with the father, an electrical contractor. "If I had to pick neighbors, I'd have them all around".

The family turned away reporters outside the family home in Menifee on Wednesday.

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

- The family of Nasim Aghdam appear confused by the shooting rampage and are trying to come to terms with it.

Aghdam, an Iranian native in her late 30s, walked through a parking garage into a courtyard at the campus Tuesday and opened fire, police said.

YouTube spokesman Chris Dale said employees are encouraged to take time off from work and the company is increasing security measures at all facilities worldwide.

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