There has been an active shooter situation at what is the nation’s largest veterans home, the Veterans Home of California-Yountville, about 50 miles west of Sacramento, California.
Hostages have been taken.
One California Highway Patrol spokesman says that there have been shots fired within the residence, but at this time, they’re not saying if there were any injuries or fatalities.
From the Washington Examiner:
One local media outlet reported a man dressed in black and wearing body armor entered the building armed with an automatic weapon. By 11:40 a.m. local time, the suspect was thought to be holding two hostages.
“Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran’s Home right now following reports of gunfire. The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority. We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law enforcement,” a statement from CalVet said.
The facility houses 1,100 elderly and/or disabled veterans of every war from World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, to Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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— CalVet (@MyCalVet) March 9, 2018