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Woman injures 3 at YouTube before fatally shooting herself, police say

4 victims taken to hospital, conditions unknown

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The Associated Press -- citing two members of law enforcement -- say the shooting at YouTube headquarters on Tuesday was the result of a domestic dispute.

Police in San Bruno, California, said three people were shot. One male victim was listed in critical condition, a female was listed in serious condition and another female was listed in fair condition, according to a spokesman at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Investigators said the female shooter died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said his officers arrived about two minutes after the department received numerous 911 calls at 12:46 p.m. PT from the YouTube campus at 901 Cherry Ave. about reports of gunfire. The YouTube building is about 14 miles west of San Francisco International Airport.

Barberini said three people were shot and one person suffered an ankle injury at the scene. Tuesday night, he said he could not confirm the shooting was the result of a domestic disturbance, and that they still have not confirmed the identity of the shooter.

YouTube spokesman Chris Dale said the shooting has rocked what he calls a tight-knit family of employees.

"It feels like the entire community of YouTube and all of the employees were victims of this crime," he said. "Our hearts go out to those who suffered in this particular act."

Multiple YouTube employees posted to Twitter about fleeing the building after hearing a loud sound.

Todd Sherman, a YouTube producer, tweeted that he heard people running and first thought it was an earthquake.

"I looked down and saw blood drips on the floor and stairs," he tweeted. "(Peeked) around for threats and then we headed downstairs and out the front."

Barberini said his officers will likely work overnight trying to get answers and searching for evidence. He said he does not anticipate any more developments until Wednesday morning.


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