It is being reported that the hostage situation at the Yountville, California Veterans Home has come to a tragic end.
At approximately 10:45 a.m a young man dressed in black and wearing a bulletproof vest entered the nations largest Veterans Home in Yountville, California and opened fire on the residents who were having some sort of party in the facilities cafeteria.
The shooter eventually ended up hunkered down in one of the rooms in the Veterans Home that has about 1,000 registered Veterans living there. Reports are that there are veterans from every war since WWII living at the Veterans Home that has a history dating back to 1884.
The Gunman exchanged shots with the police early in the standoff that lasted some nine hours before coming to a tragic end.
Once the Gunman was isolated in one room and SWAT teams had surrounded the facility, efforts were made to contact the shooter via his cell phone but he never answered. The police were aware of the Gunman’s identity from the beginning and while his identity has not yet been released it has been made known that he had a history of mental illness the police were aware of.
The situation came to an end when the Gunman killed his hostages and then turned the gun on himself. There were no survivors left in the room the Gunman was holding his hostages.
There is a total of four people dead… The three hostages being held plus the Gunman. A bad and as sad as that is it could have been worse. The Gunman had initially taken seven women hostage but for some reason not yet known, he released four of them.
An armed man took three hostages at a veterans’ home in Yountville in Northern California on Friday. After an all-day standoff, police found the gunman and all of the hostages dead. https://t.co/PROoIwFG9k
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