The author of the YouTube shooting that took place yesterday is a 39 years old woman from San Diego, identified by law enforcement as Nasim Aghdam.
The woman was quoted in 2009 by San Diego Union-Tribune, at a protest organized by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Nasim Aghdam was wearing a wig, jeans with “blood stains” on them and a plastic swoard at the protest that took place in 2009 near Camp Pendleton.
“For me animal rights are equal to human rights” Nasim Aghdam said for the San Diego Union-Tribune at that time.
The San Bruno chief of police, Ed Barberini, announced that the shooter opened fire with a hand gun in an exterior yard at the YouTube headquarters. She wounded three people and then she shot and killed herself.
YouTube Shooting: Woman Identified As Nasim Aghdam, 39, Suspected Of Wounding 3
Nasim’s father said she was angry with YouTube because the company stopped paying her for the videos she uploaded on YouTube. Ismail Aghdam, the father of Nasim, told Bay Are News Group that he warned the police that his daughter might target YouTube because she hated the company.
Nasim says on her website that YouTube filtered her channels to keep them from getting views.
Nasim was also upset that she only earned $0.10 from YouTube after he videos received more than 360,000 views.
Ismail Aghdam said he reported his daughter missing on Monday after he was unable to reach her for two days. The family got a phone call from the Mountain View police yesterday, at 02:00 local hours announcing them that the woman was found sleeping in a car.
A representative of the Mountain View police, Katie Nelson, confirmed that the police found a woman sleeping in a car yesterday morning. The woman refused to answer questions. Nelson failed to provide an answer when she was asked if the police was warned that Nasim Aghdam might target YouTube.