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Tech Execs React to Shooting at YouTube's Offices

By NexChange
Capital Markets, Lifestyle

After a woman wounded three and then killed herself in a shooting at YouTube’s corporate offices in San Bruno, California on Tuesday, some of the top names in Silicon Valley called for stricter gun control laws, as CNBC reports.

The shooter was identified as Nasim Najafi Aghdam, 38, and was active on YouTube, posting videos about veganism, exercise and other topics. She had recently expressed anger about some of YouTube’s policies, including allegations that the service had been censoring her content as a form of discrimination.

The three injured employees, whose names have not been released, were identified as “a man, 36, in critical condition; a woman, 32, in serious condition; and a woman, 27, in fair condition, a hospital spokesman, Brent Andrew, said at a news conference on Tuesday,” according to the New York Times.

While the reaction from Silicon Valley was mostly an outpouring of well wishes for YouTube and the victims, a call was also made for ending gun violence in the U.S. – most notably by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini told reporters there is “no evidence” that Aghdam had targeted specific YouTube employees during her attack.

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