Police interacted with YouTube shooter hours before attack

Freedom She also believes social media has given her the power to control her career as she hasn’t been pigeonholed into one area

Freedom She also believes social media has given her the power to control her career as she hasn’t been pigeonholed into one area

Nevertheless, the family said they tried to warn the police that Nasim was angry with YouTube for suppressing her videos.

NBC News reported that her four YT channels collectively had more than 9.2 million views since she joined the site in 2010 and that her alleged grievances stemmed from changes made by the site in how it pays video creators for ads shows before or alongside their videos.

But "at no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence or a possibility of Aghdam lashing out as a result of her issues with her (YouTube) videos".

One video was a tutorial about how to massage buttocks, and another featured a song praising Bahaism, a religion that originated in Iran but is heavily suppressed by the Islamic Republic. Videos on several social media platforms include posts on animal rights, vegan lifestyle and the political system in Iran. State TV briefly reported the shooting based on global reports. She had established a short-lived nonprofit charity called PeaceThunder and YouTube channels in English, Farsi and Turkish to promote her vegan views.

Kimia Shobeiri, 18, suggested the shooting, like Aghdam's prolific posts, was a ploy to get attention.

"From that age I started opposing eating meat and wearing animal skin, and what my family and other people said in order to discourage me had no effect on me because I had faith that my belief was true and that meat is not a food of compassion and kindness". "With this act she damaged the reputation of Iranians".

Nasim Aghdam had a large internet presence, before her clips and account was deleted in the aftermath of the shooting.

"It was a very normal conversation". She told Mountain View police who spoke to her around 2 a.m. Tuesday that she had come to the area to stay with relatives and was looking for a job, police said.

Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at the YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, police in Mountain View spotted Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her vehicle. She opened fire later that day and then killed herself.

Two women, aged 32 and 27, who were seriously wounded in the attack were discharged from hospital this evening.

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said Thursday that a 36-year-old man remains hospitalized but has been upgraded to fair condition. "Also, there was no indication from either Aghdam or her family that she may have been in possession of any weapons".

The San Bruno Police Department told Fox News that officers are responding to the scene and they received at least 50 calls reporting gunshots.

Nasim Najafi AghdamWho is Nasim Aghdam? Aghdam posted on her website.

When police contacted Mr Aghdam early Tuesday morning, they reassured him they had found his daughter "safe in her car" in Mountain View. He said he called police, who found her and said she was fine, and that they would keep an eye on her.

Over the weekend Aghdam's family reported her missing to police when she disappeared and stopped answering her phone. She once told Rundell that her pet rabbit was unhappy and asked where he got his. The father finally emerged from his two-story home Wednesday afternoon and faced the crowd of reporters and TV trucks that had camped out all day. He said his family began worrying about Nasim over the weekend. She did not give her last name.

"Our family is in absolute shock", he wrote, "and can't make sense of what happened yesterday". "Although no words can describe our deep pain for this tragedy, our family would like to express their utmost regret for what happened to innocent victims".

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