YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam visited the company's headquarters and "inquired about employment" a day before she opened fire at employees on April 3, San Bruno police said Thursday.
Aghdam visited YouTube's office in Mountain View on April 2 for approximately 10 minutes at around 12:40 p.m., according to new details released by police. She asked for directions to the main office and was directed to the front desk where police said she inquired about employment.
The investigation is still ongoing, police said, but they still believe Aghdam acted alone when she shot three YouTube employees due to her displeasure with the company's business practices.
She posted the videos under the online name Nasime Sabz, and a website in that name decried YouTube's policies, saying the company was trying to "suppress" content creators.
In the new press release, San Bruno police said Aghdam was carrying a purse over her left shoulder and walked directly to a pedestrian door leading to a courtyard area between the parking structure and the YouTube Building.
When Aghdam entered the courtyard, a YouTube employee requested to see her YouTube identification badge but Aghdam ignored the employee, reached into her purse with her righthand and removed a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol, according to police.
"Upon seeing the pistol, the YouTube employee immediately fled and dialed 911. Aghdam walked east through the courtyard and began firing indiscriminately into a crowd of employees eating lunch," the police's release read.
Aghdam ultimately turned the pistol on herself, firing it into her chest, police said. A total of 20 ejected shell casings were located at the scene and one round remained in the firearm, according to police.
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