Police questioned Nasim Aghdam in her vehicle just hours before she opened fire on YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, wounding three people and apparently killing herself, the Associated Press reported.
"During our contact with her, she was asked a series of questions including, but not limited to, if she was a danger to herself or others".
"It was a very normal conversation".
San Bruno Police Commander Geoff Caldwell said Aghdam legally bought the 9mm handgun January 16, and it was registered in her name. She then killed herself.
YouTube's focus on the victims is quite clear, however a troublesome trend has spread across Twitter in light of Aghdam's crusade against censorship, dubbed #CensorshipKills. ATF spend the day searching the San Diego home where Aghdam had lived with her grandmother, as well has her father's home in Riverside County.
YouTube's California headquarters was devastated earlier this week, as an armed woman stormed the working grounds, injuring three people before ending her own life. She did not give her last name. "Our family is in absolute shock and can't makes sense of what happened".
"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 said.
YouTube employees Alina Zhu, 25, left, and Doreen Tran, 25, right, hug as they walk down a parking lot two blocks away from where a shooting at the YouTube headquarters occurred in San Bruno, Calif., April 3, 2018.More news: Spyro: Reignited Trilogy officially announced via new trailer
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Of three people wounded by gunshots, a 36-year-old man initially classified as critically injured remained hospitalized Friday in fair condition.
The day before the attack, the shooter's father, Ismail Aghdam, said he warned police that his daughter was upset with how YouTube handled her videos and might be planning to go to its offices.
"Halfway through she exchanged magazines and continued shooting until she turned the gun on herself", Caldwell said. One spent magazine was found at the scene, along with the gun and the second loaded magazine, he said. "She did not want to be in the San Diego area and she was up here to find a job", said Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel. Police visited the range Wednesday.
To purchase the firearm, Aghdam would have had to pass a background check that reviewed any criminal history, DMV records, outstanding warrants, restraining orders and mental health holds. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case.
She posted videos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a website in that name decried YouTube's policies, saying the company was trying to "suppress" content creators.
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. Add YouTube shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest YouTube shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Youtube, meanwhile, is encouraging the rest of its employees to take time off or work from home.
Thanawala reported from San Francisco.