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Here's what we know about yesterday's shooting at YouTube HQ

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that sparked the national gun reform debate that's dominated the news for more than a month and the subsequent March for Our Lives just two weeks ago, another shooting occurred yesterday afternoon, this time at a YouTube headquarters.

Just before 1 p.m. on April 3, Nasim Najafi Aghdam, a 39-year-old woman, opened fire at the headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., injuring three, before taking her own life, says CNN

It's not clear what her motives were, but according to the Los Angeles Times, authorties have discovered that she was unhappy with YouTube for "filtering" her videos, which prevented her from getting views. Her father reported her missing in the days prior to the event, telling police, "she might be going to YouTube because she 'hated' the company."

If it feels like events such as this are becoming our new normal, you wouldn't be the only one to feel that way. Many of those in the YouTube community expressed their shock and upset on Twitter upon hearing the news, as did a flood of politicians, including President Trump, "Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved," he tweeted. "Thank you to our phenomenal law enforcement officers and first responders that are currently on the scene."

If you are having trouble processing this event, we understand. We've gathered some tips here that may help you deal with your feelings. 

Photo credit: USA Today


by Sydney Adamson | 4/4/2018
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