Inside YouTube shooter’s creepy bedroom
THE parents of the disgruntled woman who went on a shooting rampage at YouTube's headquarters have revealed more about the inside world in which their daughter lived.
The 39-year-old shot three people at YouTube's San Bruno offices as she sprayed as many as 40 bullets in the attack. She then turned the gun on herself.
Two women wounded in the shooting were released on Wednesday from a San Francisco hospital. The third victim, a 36-year-old man, was in a serious condition on Thursday.
Nasim Aghdam ranted in numerous online posts about her hatred of YouTube after it began censoring her content and wouldn't pay her. In some online posts before the attack, Aghdam spoke about surviving in a hostile world.
In videos posted on her YouTube channels, Aghdam bemoaned animal cruelty, promoted what appeared to be handmade jewellery and demonstrated exercise techniques. She offered few specifics about what she believed had been suppressed, other than to complain that her workout videos had been flagged as adults-only content.
"Right now I'm thinking, she never hurt one ant. How [could] she shoot the people?" her father, Ismail Aghdam, told ABC News.
The family opened up their home to ABC's cameras and allowed access inside Nasim's room, including the area she used to film her YouTube videos.
Mr Aghdam earlier told the Mercury News that his daughter had "gone missing for a few days" and said he had "called law enforcement in the San Diego area because he was concerned about her recent ire at YouTube".
When police contacted Mr Aghdam early Tuesday morning, they reassured him they had found his daughter "safe in her car" in Mountain View.
They told him everything was "under control", he said. But when the family realised that was close to YouTube headquarters, Mr Aghdam said they told police about her recent complaints about how the company was "ruining her life".
Police reportedly responded they would "keep an eye on her".
In a separate statement, the family told of their shock at her actions.
"Our family is in absolute shock and can't make sense of what has happened yesterday," the statement said.
Police have disputed the father's account. In a statement, Mountain View police said she was "calm and cooperative" with the officers, made no mention of YouTube and gave no indication she would harm anyone.
"At no point did her father or brother mention anything about potential acts of violence," the statement said.