Friday, March 9, 2018

Gunfire and hostages at Napa County Veterans home

News reports say he is a young, recent veteran and was removed from a PTSD program.

Not a good thing for 1,000 veterans in the home.

YOUNTVILLE, CALIF. (AP) — The Latest on an armed man at a veterans home in Northern California(all times local):
1:30 p.m.
Jan Thornton of Vallejo is among hundreds of relatives worried about their loved ones at a Northern California veterans home that was locked down after reports of an active shooter.

Thornton says her 96-year-old father — a WWII fighter pilot — is inside a hospital wing at the home in Yountville, north of San Francisco.
Reminder, this is a State run veterans home...not The Department of Veterans Affairs.

Police descend on Napa County veterans home after gunfire, hostage report
Mercury News
March 9, 2018

Reports suggest that gunman is former resident of veterans home and may be suffering from PTSD-type issues

YOUNTVILLE — The Yountville Veterans Home in Napa County was placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports a gunman opened fire near the facility’s main dining hall and took hostages, authorities said.
“The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority,” the state Department of Veterans Affairs said in a Twitter post. “We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law enforcement.”

A Napa fire official and the California Highway Patrol affirmed that an armed man took at least two hostages at the veterans home and described the incident as an “active shooter situation.” The Napa County Sheriff’s Office reported that shots had been fired, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.
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