Dad of YouTube shooter breaks the silence on her motives, apparent vendetta believed

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 04, 2018
07:00 A.M.
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The YouTube shooter has now been identified as a 39-year-old woman named Nasim Aghdam from Southern California. She had a vendetta against the company. 


On April 3, 2018, Aghdam barged into the YouTube head offices in San Bruno, California. She shot and wounded three YouTube employees before turning the gun on herself. 

As reported by Fox News, her father Ismail Aghdam became worried when he couldn't get hold of her for two days. He reported her as missing on Monday, April 2, 2018. 

Her father also warned authorities that she might be heading towards Youtube because she "hated" the company for demonetizing her once-profitable YouTube account. 


Aghdam entered the building from the outdoor patio and dining area during lunchtime. She was armed with a gun and employees started to flee when they saw her approaching. 

Footage of the incident showed several employees raising their hands while others were trying to evacuate the building. Gunshots rang out. 


When police entered the building, they found the first victim at the entrance of the offices. The victim had one bullet wound and was rushed to the hospital. 

Upon further inspection, Aghdam's body was found and it is believed that she shot herself after shooting and wounding three employees. 


A 36-year-old man is in a critical condition, and two women, aged 27 and 32, are being treated at a nearby hospital. 

Investigation officials found several videos on her website bemoaning YouTube's practices and how poorly the company treats users of the platform. 

She claimed that her primary YouTube account had been demonetized and was earning a revenue of only $0.10 even though she had more than 300,000 views. 

YouTube terminated her account after the shooting for violating their terms and services. Her personal websites are unaffected.