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Three people were being treated for gunshot wounds and a third for an ankle injury after a shooter opened fire at the headquarters before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities have confirmed.
We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots. It’s beyond time to evolve our policies. This is a simple and reasonable approach, and it won’t solve all, but it’s a good start: https://t.co/ADYalbaO57 https://t.co/nbXpH9DDyT— jack (@jack) April 3, 2018
Dorsey had also pledged to help stop the spread of misinformation during news of the shooting.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed sympathies for the employees affected by the shooting, adding the incident was “another tragedy that should push us again to #EndGunViolence.”
From everyone at Apple, we send our sympathy and support to the team at YouTube and Google, especially the victims and their families.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 3, 2018
Horrible and truly tragic day for YouTube and Google. We are wishing all our very best for the injured and all those affected.— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) April 3, 2018
Praying for my friends @YouTube!— Chad Hurley (@Chad_Hurley) April 3, 2018
In the aftermath of the shooting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted a note of gratitude and support to employees, following it up with a heartfelt tweet on his personal account.
There are no words to describe the tragedy that occurred today. @SusanWojcicki & I are focused on supporting our employees & the @YouTube community through this difficult time together. Thank you to the police & first responders for their efforts, and to all for msgs of support.— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 3, 2018
YouTube CEO tweeted that there were “no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter” at the headquarters, adding the company “will come together to heal as a family.”
There are no words to describe how horrible it was to have an active shooter @YouTube today. Our deepest gratitude to law enforcement & first responders for their rapid response. Our hearts go out to all those injured & impacted today. We will come together to heal as a family.— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) April 4, 2018
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.