Active shooter reported at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif.

Google, which owns YouTube, posted on Twitter that the company is coordinating with authorities.

A spokesman for San Francisco General Hospital said the hospital is receiving patients but did not say how many. Stanford University hospital says it has received four or five patients from the incident.

Local news station KRON reported that the city manager has received multiple 9-1-1 calls from the building, though they did not reveal the reason. The city has responded with a "massive police and fire response".

Law enforcement officials tell CNN's Evan Perez the suspected shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, was a woman and she is dead.

Police are responding to reports that there is an active shooter at the headquarters of Youtube in San Bruno, California.

On Twitter, employees of YouTube and and others working in nearby buildings said they were locked down.

One YouTube employee tweeted from inside the headquarters saying he was barricaded inside a room until his room was evacuated.

Todd Sherman, another product manager at YouTube HQ according to his LinkedIn and Twitter, quoted Lavrusik's tweet, writing, "We were sitting in a meeting and then we heard people running because it was rumbling the floor".


Will Hudson said a friend who works for YouTube texted him about the shooter.

What do we know about the active shooter situation in San Bruno?

Hudson said the friend made it safely back to San Francisco and was in contact with his family.

"It just feels odd. That's really the strangeness of it", he said.

Calls and emails to YouTube representatives were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

YouTube headquarters is located some 50 kilometres from the main Google campus in Mountain View.

Video footage from CBS News in the United States showed employees leaving the building with hands above heads. Police in the city of San Bruno have confirmed an active shooter.

This story is developing.


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