U.S. official say a gunman in the Napa Valley area of California who took three hostages Friday morning is dead. The hostages are dead, as well, officials say
Authorities say the gunman who killed three mental health workers at a California veterans home was a 36-year-old former soldier and patient of the workers.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that Albert Wong was found dead at the Yountville veterans facility along with the three victims, identified as 42-year-old Jennifer Golick, 48-year-old Christine Loeber and 29-year-old Jennifer Gonzales. Golick and Gonzales were counselors and Loeber was the director of the program.
The gunman took the three people hostage at the largest veterans home in the United States. It led to a lockdown of the sprawling grounds in California, authorities said.
Police say he slipped into an employee going-away party. Nearly eight hours after the standoff began at about 10:30 a.m., authorities said they still didn’t know what was going on inside the room where the gunman and the hostages were.
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Robert Nacke told reporters Friday evening that the conditions of the hostages were not known and that negotiators had not been able to reach the gunman by phone after trying for several hours.
There wasn’t any other information released.