Tuition money flows in for man who aided YouTube shooting victim and wants to work his 'way up in life'
A college tuition fund for the YouTube shooting good Samaritan who aided one of the victims has raised $24,000, according to a GoFundMe page.
Michael Finney, a supervisor at the Carl’s Jr. across the street from YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, was working at the restaurant when Nasim Aghdam allegedly shot three people and then killed herself last Tuesday. When a woman who had been shot in the leg escaped to the restaurant, Finney, 21, grabbed a bungee cord and wrapped it tightly above the victim’s calf until paramedics arrived.
A Google employee reportedly launched the GoFundMe campaign after hearing that Finney was working to save money for college tuition.
“I’m nothing right now but I want to work my way up in life,” Finney told a local TV station.
Carl’s Jr. CEO Jason Marker also made a contribution to the fund, pushing it past the original goal of $10,000.
Mike Finney was a hero at the YouTube shooting so someone set up a GoFundMe for his tuition. The goal was $10k but college ain't cheap so our CEO Jason Marker decided to make it twice as nice. THANK YOU MIKE! https://t.co/0tojJNySF1— Carl's Jr. (@CarlsJr) April 6, 2018
Aghdam appears to have carried out the shooting because she was "upset" with the company's "policies and practices," authorities have said.
Four people were hurt in the bloodshed: three with gunshot wounds and one with an ankle injury from running from the scene, police said.