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Shooter and 3 hostages found dead at veterans home after hours-long standoff: official

Yountville Veteran’s Home (Screen Shot/Google Maps)
March 09, 2018

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m. EST – An official said the suspected shooter and three hostages are dead at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville after an hours-long standoff, when the armed man took the three people as hostages, according to reports.

No other details were immediately available.

An armed man had taken three hostages at a veterans’ home in Yountville, California, in what was called an “active shooter situation,” a fire official there said Friday. The standoff lasted at least eight hours.

There were reports of 15 to 20 shots being fired, but it was unclear if the shots were fired inside or outside the building.

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The Veterans Home of California-Yountville in Napa Valley is the largest of its kind in the country, with roughly 1,100 veterans ranging from having served in World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The veterans home was on lockdown and a SWAT team was negotiating with the shooter and hostage-taker.

California Veterans Affairs reported that law enforcement responded after reports of shots fired.

There were 15 to 20 shots fired.