Newsroom BREAKING NEWS: ‘Active shooter’ reported at YouTube HQ in California April 3, 2018 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter tweet Employee Vadim Lavrusik tweeted at around 1pm on Tuesday: ‘Active shooter at YouTube HQ. Heard shots and saw people running while at my desk. Now barricaded inside a room with coworkers.’ This is a breaking news story. More to follow. Lavrusik was evacuated 20 minutes later. Startling photographs from its expansive campus show employees leaving the building with their hands in the air.