Authorities in Northern California are at the scene of a. Multiple 911 calls reported there was a shooting Tuesday afternoon. Police and fire officials have responded, along with the FBI and San Francisco Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Local television video footage showed officers patting down people outside of a building and police vehicles surrounded the area. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said a female suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three people were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds.
Google, the parent company of the video sharing platform YouTube, issued a statement saying they are "coordinating with authorities."
Where is San Bruno?
San Bruno is located in northern California, about 12 miles south of downtown San Francisco in San Mateo County. YouTube's headquarters is at 901 Cherry Avenue, directly west of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). It encompasses about 200,000 square feet, and YouTube leases the building from Gap, Inc., according to a 2017 article in the San Francisco Business Times (SFBT).
YouTube is San Bruno's largest employer, with more than 1,100 employees working on campus.
Google and YouTube occupy more than 1 million square feet of office space across several buildings in the 90-acre area, according to the SFBT. Google paid $88 million for two nearby buildings in 2016, and YouTube said in 2017 it planned to add more than 400,000 more square feet of office space in the coming years to accommodate its growth.
The campus includes a number of amenities, including a basketball court, outdoor eating areas and a lap pool, according to Google.
YouTube already employed armed security guards around the campus before Tuesday's shooting,.
A YouTube spokesperson made an announcement at the scene Tuesday evening.
"We are an incredibly tight knit community within YouTube. It feels like a family. Today, it feels like the entire community of YouTube and all of the employees were victims of this crime," said YouTube head of communications Chris Dale. "Our hearts go out to those who suffered in this particular attack and our prayers are with them and their families."
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