Hours after a woman went on a shooting spree at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno in California, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to employees describing his shock at the incident. On Tuesday, a 32-year-old woman reportedly shot herself after injuring multiple people in an outdoor cafe at the campus.
In his email to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls the shooting incident at the headquarters as an “unimaginable tragedy”. In his email, he reveals that four people have been injured in the “horrific act of violence”. He further expresses gratitude to the law enforcement, and YouTube’s security team for containing the situation.
Full text of Sundar Pichai’s email
— Google Communications (@Google_Comms) April 3, 2018
There are no words to describe the tragedy that occurred today. @SusanWojcicki & I are focused on supporting our employees & the @YouTube community through this difficult time together. Thank you to the police & first responders for their efforts, and to all for msgs of support.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 3, 2018
Following the shooting incident, major tech executives from Twitter and Uber have called for gun control. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a tweet calling on a change in policies. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated the need to end gun violence.
We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies. This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start: https://t.co/ADYalbaO57 https://t.co/nbXpH9DDyT
— jack (@jack) April 3, 2018
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) April 3, 2018
From everyone at Apple, we send our sympathy and support to the team at YouTube and Google, especially the victims and their families.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 3, 2018
Horrible and truly tragic day for YouTube and Google. We are wishing all our very best for the injured and all those affected.
— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 3, 2018
According to the latest report on CNN, the woman who shot multiple people has been identified as Nasim Aghdam. She took her own life after the shooting through a handgun. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said that the shooter’s motive was unclear and that whether it was a domestic violence incident remains to be seen.
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Meanwhile, the three people who were shot at include a 36-year-old man, who is in a critical condition, a 32-year-old woman who is in a serious condition, and a 27-year-old woman who is in a fair condition. A fourth victim reportedly was injured as people scrambled off the patio outside the cafe.