When suspected YouTube HQ shooter Nasim Najafi Aghdam didn’t respond to numerous attempts by her family to contact her, they began to become concerned. Her father and brother alerted local law enforcement that she might be looking to harm individuals at YouTube after she claimed her channel’s videos were being demonetized.
The 39-year-old woman, whose father is an Iranian immigrant, was found by police almost 12 hours before she would carry out her attack, according to Bay Area News Group.
After Nasim’s father contacted the police, he received a call early the next morning that they had found his daughter asleep in her car. According to the Daily Wire, police found her 500 miles away from her home and 30 miles from YouTube’s headquarters, which she would soon invade, shooting three people before she shot and killed herself.
The father said he tried to explain that his daughter was always speaking ill of YouTube and that she could be considered dangerous. Police officers on scene told him everything was “in control.”
Hours later, she would shoot three people and then kill herself with a handgun. “A 36-year-old man was in critical condition, a 32-year-old woman was in serious condition and a 27-year-old woman was in fair condition following the shooting,” the Daily Mail reported.
She allegedly blamed her loss of revenue on the policies of YouTube. Initial reports claim the shooter knew the victims, but now, California law enforcement has issued a statement that proclaimed Nasim knew none of the victims.
In one of her post leading up to the shooting spree, Nasim wrote: “Youtube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views!” she wrote. “There is no equal growth opportunity on YOUTUBE or any other video sharing site, your channel will grow if they want to!!!!!”
In another post obtained by CNN, Nasim accused YouTube’s leadership of being “close-minded.” During the shooting, Nasim was heard yelling in the courtyard of YouTube’s campus, “Come at me, or come get me!”