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eBay CEO Tweets about Shooting Incident Near Its California Campus


There was a shooting outside eBay’s California campus on Thursday, according to CEO Devin Wenig, but it appears to be unrelated to the company. The San Jose Mercury News said a hijacked UPS truck was involved in the incident – the UPS driver was released unharmed, according to reports.

At 9:15 pm on Thursday, the eBay CEO tweeted, “We are in active discussions with San Jose Police regarding the shooting situation outside our Orchard Campus. For our employees ..please follow instructions from local security managers.”

The newspaper said the incident occurred near the intersection of North First Street and West Trimble Road – “The area is home to some of the biggest names in technology, with offices nearby for PayPal, eBay, Google and others,” it wrote.

The local CBS station reported that one of the two suspects was fatally shot in the incident that initially began with an alleged carjacking miles away from the scene of the shooting.

In September, the Mercury News had reported that eBay planned to build a fence around its headquarters.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.