YouTube shooter's brother said he warned police in advance

YouTube shooter's brother said he warned police in advance

"Although no words can describe our deep pain for this tragedy, our family would like to express their utmost regret, sorrow for what has happened to innocent victims", the statement read.

But Mountain View police said they received no warning that Aghdam might do anything violent. "We are praying for speedy recovery of the injured and ask God to bestow patience upon all persons hurt in this horrific, senseless act". The 39-year-old Iranian-born woman of Persian descent, who lived in Southern California, was reported missing by her family on March 31 in San Diego County.

Aghdam was intense, he said.

During their Thursday morning broadcast, Fox & Friends reported that police had found Aghdam asleep in her vehicle.

Authorities don't know of a motive for the shooting, but they are investigating a website that appears to show Aghdam accusing YouTube of restricting her videos, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Aghdam's brother told FOX 11 exclusively her grudge against YouTube likely motivated her shooting three company employee and taking her own life. He believed she was headed to the YouTube complex and he told police the family was concerned "she might do something".

In the event of the attack, Aghdam fired multiple shots from a Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun which was registered in her name.

Aghdam was quoted in a 2009 story in the San Diego Union-Tribune about a protest by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals against the use of pigs in military trauma training. "At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted", police said in a statement. "I thought she might go there and start a fight or something, and then the cop told me he would keep an eye on her".

People who post on YouTube can receive money from advertisements that accompany their videos, but the company "de-monetizes" some channels for reasons including inappropriate material or having fewer than 1,000 subscribers. "It's not like she stood out", he told Mercury News.

While YouTube is reviewing the incident in detail to increase its security around the world, it is uncertain if Google will be taking the same approach across all of its subsidiaries.

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She collected her gun the same day YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan and Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl announced in a blog post that the company was further tightening its rules and raising requirements for creators trying to make ad revenue off their videos. She gave no reason but said she was its only member and the group had no assets. Officers in Mountain View - about 30 miles from YouTube's headquarters - found her sleeping in her auto in a parking lot around 2 a.m. Tuesday but let her go after she refused to answer their questions.

As of right now, the three shooting victims were rushed to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. It opens at 11 a.m. and is about a 10-minute drive from YouTube headquarters. Police say she entered the courtyard through a parking garage.

Zach Vorhies, 37, a senior software engineer at YouTube, said he was at his desk working on the second floor of one of the buildings on the campus when the fire alarm went off. Aghdam told her family a couple of weeks ago that she was "angry" that YouTube purportedly censored her videos and stopped paying her for content she had been posting about veganism and animal rights.

Aghdam's family became anxious over the weekend after she stopped answering her phone.

How did the girl who grew up in Iran worshipping every insect become the woman who indiscriminately shot into a crowd of terrified YouTube employees who had been enjoying lunch on a sunny Silicon Valley patio?

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