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Shooter takes three hostages at California veterans' home

Shooter takes three hostages at California veterans' home

Law enforcement officials are describing it as an "active shooter situation" and state that an armed individual has taken three hostages. Authorities have asked tourists and those visiting wine county stay away from the home and surrounding area.

California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Child said they had not made contact with the gunman who was confined to one room, but that hostage negotiators were standing by.

The gunman and a CHP deputy exchanged fire, he said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, he said. An armored police vehicle, ambulances and several firetrucks are at the scene.

Fransen said authorities were working to establish a secure perimeter around the facility, which is home to about 1,000 residents.

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Authorities have not had contact with the gunman holding three people hostage for almost eight hours and police tactical teams are forming plans on how to deal with the ongoing situation at a veterans home in California. The teens from Justin-Siena High School were at a theater rehearsing a play. He said his wife and some other employees managed to escape, though he didn't say how.

The armed suspect was dressed in black with body armor, according to local news.

Golfers on a nearby course have been told to evacuated and three police helicopters have landed.

Jan Thornton was among hundreds of relatives anxious sick about their loved ones.

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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.

The home includes veterans from World War 2, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Iraq War.

Ms Thornton said she was still shaking and she had not been able to talk to her father.

The California Department of Veterans (CalVet), which operates the home, said it enacted its emergency protocol.

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The state Veterans Affairs department says the home opened in 1884 and offers accommodations with recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for elderly and disabled residents.


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