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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-9 4:55 PM 
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Swat is negotiating with the gunman. Gunman is armed with rifle, possibly high powered and wearing kevlar. Gunman's identity known to police - 36 y.o. vet recently released from this halfway house type home. The home specialized in treating  post 9/11vets with PTSD - over 1,000 vets in the home

(CNN)There is an active shooter and a hostage situation at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, the California Highway Patrol reports on Twitter.

Citing the Highway Patrol, CNN affiliates in Northern California report the gunman is holding three hostages at the veterans home in Napa Valley, north of San Francisco.
"CHP is working with Napa County Sheriff's Office to establish a perimeter and clear buildings," the Highway Patrol said on Twitter.
At a brief news conference, patrol spokesman Sgt. Robert Nacke said he knew of no injuries. He said a hotline will be set up for people to obtain information about relatives inside the home.
He did not identify the gunman or provide a motive.
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-9 11:16 PM 
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sad ending

(CNN)[Breaking news update at 10:57 p.m. ET]

After an apparent hourslong standoff between police and a gunman, three women were found dead at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Chris Childs, assistant chief of the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division, told reporters Friday night.
The suspect was also found dead, Childs said. The three victims were earlier described as employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is on the property.
[Previous story, last published at 9:39 p.m. ET]
A man exchanged gunfire with law enforcement officers before taking three people hostage inside the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, authorities said Friday afternoon.
Hostage negotiators spent hours trying to contact the gunman but had not been able to do so, California Highway Patrol spokesman Robert Nacke said at 9 p.m. ET.
The three hostages are employees of The Pathway Home, a counseling service for veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and not residents of the facility north of San Francisco, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said at a news conference.
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMar-12 10:33 AM 
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Albert Wong is the shooter. He was ousted from the home for hostile behavior, but there aren't too many specifics on that

LA Times: Wong told the other veterans in the building that they could leave. Then he called out names of staff members who he said also were free to go. Rekdahl was among them. He said three women had to stay: Jennifer Golick, 42, the clinical director; Christine Loeber, 48, the center's executive director; and Jennifer Gonzales, 32, an expert in PTSD who was six months pregnant.

Wong later killed the three women in a second-floor room before taking his own life, according to authorities. He was found dead next to their bodies Friday afternoon. All had sustained gunshot wounds. Officials have said Wong, of Sacramento, suffered from PTSD, but they have not identified a motive for the attack.

Two days after the shooting, Rekdahl provided one of the first accounts of what occurred inside the veterans home just before the killings, as other residents of the complex and townspeople tried to come to grips with the carnage.

Though Rekdahl knew the veterans being treated for combat-related conditions were suffering, she said, she never imagined "in a thousand years" that one would attack the staff.

"We are just all in shock," she said, looking pale and shaky. She said she thought she was going to die on Friday. She knew why Wong targeted the three women he killed, she said, but she declined to reveal more.

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