'Absolutely No Link' Between YouTube Attacker And People She Shot, Police Say

'Absolutely No Link' Between YouTube Attacker And People She Shot, Police Say

Family members of Nasim Aghdam, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting three people and injuring a fourth near YouTube's headquarters in California on Tuesday, told ABC News they were stunned, and that they had thought, "she never hurt one ant".

"They were just ideal neighbors", Rundell said.

Police say today Aghdam went to a local gun range yesterday morning before going to YouTube.

Aghdam's father later called back to inform officers that she had made a series of vegan videos for her YouTube channel and that the company "had recently done something to her videos that had caused her to become upset", which is why she may have been in the area, Mountain View police said.

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. It was the culmination of a crackdown begun previous year on controversial sites and in the immediate aftermath of scathing criticism following YouTube star Logan Paul publishing a video showing a dead body in a Japanese forest. After discovering the vehicle, they realized that the auto was connected to someone who was reported missing last Saturday, March 31.

Nasim Aghdam, 39, bought the 9 mm Smith and Wesson pistol from a shop in San Diego on January 16 - about 11 weeks before she targeted the company, unleashing chaos as employees were eating lunch, San Bruno police Commander Geoff Caldwell told USA TODAY. Upon reaching the open area, it was there that she opened fire and injured three persons, before allegedly turning her weapon on herself.

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Authorities told the family they would "keep an eye on her", but meant that colloquially because it would have been impractical, possibly inappropriate, or even a civil rights violation, to track someone who hadn't committed a crime. Charts from the analytics site SocialBlade reportedly showed that Aghdam suffered a major decline in viewers and subscribers to her main YT channel in June 2016; she reportedly launched several other YT accounts during 2016 and 2017, which also suffered significant viewership dips within several months. "Women are not as socialized to guns as men are", Dr. Hickey said. Police say there was no evidence she knew the victims or that individuals were specifically targeted.

Investigators have also learned she stopped in at a gun range Tuesday morning. "I'm being discriminated and filtered on YouTube and I'm not the only one", Aghdam reportedly says in a January 28 video posted to her site. Her handgun had a 17-bullet capacity, according to Smith & Wesson.

Reuters/Elijah NouvelagePolice officers are seen at Youtube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, California, U.S., April 3, 2018.

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.

"At this point, we have no indication that she was selecting individuals to fire at", Barberini added. The company has vowed to beef up its security worldwide after the shooting.

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