Gun Store Employee Says YouTube Shooter Did Not Stand Out

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Another says "close-minded" YouTube employees put age restrictions on her videos; the post claims the move was aimed at reducing views and discouraging the woman from making new videos.

Several San Bruno police officers on Wednesday spent almost two hours at Jackson Arms, a South San Francisco range.

Authorities have said Nasim Aghdam visited a gun range before the rampage at YouTube.

Police say she was asked a series of questions during a 20-minute interaction and "at no point" mentioned anything about YouTube.

Still, she seemed to be a conflicted woman living in two worlds, the Iran of her childhood where she would attract numerous social media followers, and the United States where she became disillusioned over what she perceived as the hypocrisy of American ideals. Two women who were also wounded in the attack were released yesterday from the hospital. She opened fire later that day and then killed herself.

For the first time, the parents of Nasim Aghdam are speaking out about the shooting allegedly committed by their daughter at YouTube's headquarters earlier this week.

YouTube's changes to the way people can profit from popular videos were thrust into the spotlight last week after a violent attack on the company from a user who allegedly believed she'd been mistreated by the policy.

One of the victims, a 36-year-old man, was listed in critical condition at San Francisco General Hospital. He said he wasn't sure if his store - a long nondescript beige brick building next to an auto dealership, with palm trees surrounding the front entrance - had been contacted by law enforcement but said they would cooperate in any investigation. They then telephoned her family, speaking to both her father and brother, to let them know that she was safe.

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Aghdam took the gun home with her January 16, the same day the internet giant announced a bigger revenue crackdown on content creators like her. (She was not.) Or she was an "illegal immigrant" (also wrong).

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday searched two homes where Nasim Aghdam had lived - one in Menifee, which is southeast of Los Angeles, and another in 4S Ranch, north of San Diego. Security protections already in place prevented the shooter from entering the building from the courtyard.

Aghdam walked onto the YouTube property through a parking garage and it's not clear whether she encountered any security. "It's a female", San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said at a news conference, describing the person police believe was the shooter.

He said they have not found a letter or manifesto to explain Tuesday's lunchtime shooting.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Aghdam's father, Ismail Aghdam, as saying he told police that his daughter might go to YouTube's headquarters because she hated the company but Mountain view police disputed that account.

After firing several rounds at people, the shooter committed suicide.

Barberini confirmed Wednesday they found no links between Aghdam and any of the victims.

A website in that name decried YouTube's policies and said the company was trying to "suppress" content creators. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the case, said Aghdam used the name "Nasime Sabz" online. Then Tuesday morning, hours before the shooting, police in Mountain View found her sleeping in her auto, about 25 miles south of the YouTube campus.

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