Feinstein on YouTube HQ shooting: Only in America is this common

Feinstein on YouTube HQ shooting: Only in America is this common
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinDem senators demand GOP judicial group discloses donors Senate Democrats skipping Pence's border trip Senate confirms Trump's 9th Circuit pick despite missing blue slips MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday decried the shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., saying the nation's current position on guns has allowed such incidents to become commonplace.

"Only in America is a shooter unleashing gunfire in an office building a common occurrence. Only in America are people evacuating the scene of a shooting with their hands on their heads is a familiar sight," Feinstein said in a statement. 


"We simply must take meaningful steps to stop these shootings and stem the tide of gun violence in our communities. We are a nation awash in guns," she continued. 

Feinstein's comments come after a shooter opened fire at the YouTube campus, injuring four people.

San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said authorities found a deceased woman with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whom they believe is the shooter.

The shooting comes over a month after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., reigniting debate over the nation's gun laws.

Other California lawmakers took to social media to react to Tuesday's shooting in San Bruno:

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE confirmed on Twitter he was briefed on the situation, tweeting "thoughts and prayers" for those affected by the shooting.