YouTube Star Logan Paul and Other Vloggers Speak Out After Shooting: 'Change Is Necessary'
Some of them called for gun control.
YouTuber Logan Paul and others are voicing their concern in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting at the video-sharing site's California headquarters that left three injured and the shooter, Nasim Aghdam, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
In a message posted to his social channels, Paul called for "change."
"To my online family, I will not be posting a vlog in light of today's shooting at YouTube HQ," Paul wrote on his Twitter. "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones. I’m also tired of typing and reading that exact sentence CHANGE. IS. NECESSARY.”
Paul was one of many YouTubers speaking out after the attack.
Tyler Oakley wrote: "Catching up now on what's happening at @YouTube HQ. hoping everyone is safe & secure. yet again, hoping for less access to guns, & as a direct result, less possibility for gun violence."
Many employees ran for their lives Tuesday at the sound of gunshots.
"There were people running down the street," said Lucacio Simoes, 40, an Uber driver who said he went to the area to see if he could help, according to the Los Angeles Times. "I just opened the door and asked if they needed help. I was getting people away from YouTube. At one point I had seven people in the car. I picked up one man... and when he got in the car he just started crying. He was in shock."
A 32-year-old woman was in serious condition, a 27-year-old woman was in fair condition and a 36-year-old man was in critical condition after the shooting, according to a spokesperson at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.
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