Major tech executives from the likes of Twitter and Uber have called for gun control following a shooting at YouTube’s California headquarters.
Three people were shot, one killed, after a shooter opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California on Tuesday afternoon. One of the shooting victims is in critical condition. A fourth person injured their ankle as they fled the scene.
The motive of the suspect, who died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, is not yet clear.
After the shooting, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted a rallying cry for gun control along with a link to the website for the March for Our Lives movement.
“We can’t keep being reactive to this, thinking and praying it won’t happen again at our schools, jobs, or our community spots,” he wrote. “It’s beyond time to evolve our policies.”
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
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi posted his condolences, then ended with a plea to end gun violence.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos posted heartfelt condolences, notably with no mention of gun control.
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
Former YouTube CEO Chad Hurley also posted.
Additional reporting by Karissa Bell.