Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

Nasim Aghdam, who fatally shot herself after opening fire at the YouTube headquarters in California on Tuesday, was angry at the video hosting website for filtering her videos and reducing its income potential, according to reports in the United States. 

San Bruno police named the 39-year-old as the key suspect in the shooting but say they are still investigating a motive for the incident that left three injured, and have not yet disclosed more information.


One 36-year-old man is in critical condition and two women ages 32 and 27 have been injured as well.

Ms. Aghdam lived in San Diego in southern California, with reports detailing YouTube channels where she posted a videos highlighting animal cruelty and activism.

The channel has since been deleted.


The suspect’s father told a local news group that he had warned police officers his daughter might be on her way to the YouTube HQ when she was first reported missing by the family earlier this week.

“She was angry,” her father Ismail Aghdam told the Bay Area News Group.

The Aghdam family described the shooter as an animal-welfare activist and vegan campaigner who had not hurt a living thing prior to the attack.

Watch video

This is the video the suspect posted online condemning YouTube.


More details to follow. Image of the scene from the Daily Beast. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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