Immigrant YouTube shooter went to a gun range HOURS before opening fire on tech campus with her legally held 9mm handgun – after posting bizarre videos accusing the site of ‘ruining her life’ by cutting advertising money

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
By Paul Martin

Nasim Aghdam drove from her grandmother’s home in San Diego to San Bruno, 500 miles, on Saturday
Her brother has revealed that the family moved to the US from Iran in 1996 in search of a better life
Until recently, she had been making a living through monetized ads on her various YouTube channels
Her bizarre videos included workouts she performed in catsuits and Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber parodies
The video site recently stopped paying her, her family claims, and she viewed the move as ‘censorship’
Witnesses from Tuesday’s shooting said Aghdam opened fire while wearing a headscarf outside the campus
She shot herself afterwards and died the scene, a day before her 38th birthday. She left no suicide note
Questions over Silicon Valley’s notoriously relaxed and large office ‘campuses’ have now arisen

4 April 2018

YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam used a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun that was registered to her to carry out her rampage at the video site’s HQ on Tuesday after visiting a gun range earlier in the morning to practice.

Police revealed the new information on Wednesday morning as they confirmed that Aghdam did not know any of the three people she wounded but was angry over a change in YouTube policies which meant she no longer earned money from her bizarre content.

They also revealed that she snuck onto YouTube’s 200,000 sq ft ‘campus’ through a parking garage but that she parked her own vehicle behind another business nearby.

She had been reported missing by family members on April 2 and was last seen by them on March 31.

Early on Tuesday, police in Mountain View, a Silicon Valley hub around 30 miles from YouTube’s HQ, found her sleeping in her car. They clearly did not consider her a risk despite her father telling them she was angry at YouTube when she left her home 500 miles away days earlier.

After finding her in her car, police removed Aghdam from the missing person’s database and she was free to go on to the gun range and then to the YouTube campus where she opened fire at 12.46pm.

She shot herself dead after injuring three people whose conditions remain unknown.

Earlier, the woman’s family in Manifee, California, revealed that they came to the US from Iran in 1996 and that she believed there was less free speech in America than in the Middle East.

Until recently, Aghdam had been making a living through monetized commercials and posts on YouTube where she had gathered thousands of followers through multiple English and Farsi channels.

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