Live Video Coverage: Active Shooter At YouTube Multiple Injuries Reported


According to multiple media reports police are responding to an active shooter situation at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Employees evacuated the building and police are warning people to avoid the area.

There were multiple people shot and being taken to the hospital on the YouTube campus which is very large. With the help of KPIX TV and KGO TV both stations are helping us with the coverage.

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office tells CBS News it is treating the situation as an “active shooter incident” but declined to provide more details. San Francisco General Hospital tells CBS News they are preparing to receive patients.

The San Bruno Police Department also confirmed they were responding to an active shooter. They asked people in the area to stay away from Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive.

Heavily armed police surrounded the facility, with armed SWAT vehicles stationed outside. Police officers could be seen patting down employees evacuating the campus.

Several employees tweeted they heard gunfire Tuesday afternoon. Vadim Lavrusik said he barricaded himself and others inside a room before they were able to escape safely.

Another law enforcement source confirms to ABC7 News reporter Dan Noyes that the shooter is a white, adult female wearing a dark top and head scarf.

The source told ABC7 News multiple people have been injured, including a shot to the chest. There are no reported fatalities at this time.

One employee confirms to ABC7 News that they have been evacuated. About 1,700 people work at the campus.

Sky7 is over the campus, where law enforcement is seen approaching the building with guns drawn. Employees are seen being evacuated with arms overhead, and the campus is flanked with dozens of police cars and emergency vehicles.

VIDEO FOR STORY IS BEING PROVIDED BY KPIX TV,   KGO TV.  AND CBSN

 

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.