JUST IN: All Three Female Hostages Killed In Veterans Home Standoff

Authorities have announced that all three hostages have been killed.

Yountville, CA - After an all-day standoff with a shooter at Yountville Veterans Home, authorities have announced that the suspect and three female employee hostages were found dead.

The standoff started after witnesses say a man who appeared to be in body armor and armed with an M-4 type rifle went into the facility at around 10:20 a.m. and opened fire.

Law enforcement responded to the scene as an active shooter, and a deputy exchanged gunfire with the suspect upon their arrival.

Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said that "many bullets" were fired, but nobody was hit, according to KNTV.

The suspect then barricaded with three hostages.

SWAT responded and spent the day attempting to communicate with the suspect. They were unable to make contact with the suspect or hostages all day.

California Highway Patrol announced at a press conference that at around 6 p.m. officers made entry and located the suspect and three female employees deceased.

California Sen. Bill Dodd told ABC7 that the gunman's identity was known to law enforcement, and the he was a veteran who had been treated at the facility for PTSD after serving in the Middle East. He had been asked the leave the facility earlier in the week because of rule violations to remain in the program.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@djaz i am also a veteran. I not only have personal friends that deal with PTSD, but I also live in Los Angeles. There is a STRONG contingent of homeless people in LA that are veterans. My information could also be considered anecdotal, but I've seen enough and have heard enough stories to know that it isn't JUST anecdotal.

djaz
djaz

'sometimes pots need to be stirred' This is so, but the right ladle and ingredients need to be applied. As a Veteran, I have many combat friends who are productive, live their lives and get on with it. Anecdotal, yes, but I'm not speaking for the major base, any more than, Feinstein should. Feinstein's broad brush approach along with your enumeration of 'PLENTY come back no longer knowing how to function' are both specious assertions that serve no actual purpose, except, to stir the pot.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Hey, sometimes pots need to be stirred. You ruin your stew if you let things settle too long.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@djaz
I took the statement as in, not all returning vets are dangerous, but all combat should have mandatory decompression counseling upon return, much more thorough than what currently goes on. War is one of the worst things a human can witness, and if you're on the front line, you are changed as a person. Fortunately most don't come back with murderous intentions, but a few do, and PLENTY come back no longer knowing how to function in regular society. And we cast them off, let them become homeless, don't welcome them back into the fold of society and make them fight for their own healthcare.