California Veterans Home on Lockdown Following Shots Fired, Reported Hostage Situation
A veterans facility in Yountville, California was placed on lockdown following reports of shots fired. Law enforcement officials are describing it as an “active shooter situation” and state that an armed individual has taken three hostages.
Police from the Napa County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting at the Veterans Home of California around 10:45 AM local time. Local news outlets are reporting that as many as 30 shots were fired at the facility.
Fox News is reporting that there are currently no known injuries from the shooting and that it could have just been a single shot. Also, the individual who has taken up to three people hostage entered the home wearing body armor.
UPDATE –– 9:26 pm ET: The hostage situation is still underway:
No real update from the press conference in #Yountville CHP says they still haven’t had any confirmed communication with the gunman or hostages since 10:30AM, they call it a dynamic and active situation @FOX40
— Sara Zendehnam (@szendehnam) March 10, 2018
UPDATE –– 10:55 pm ET: There is reporting now that three hostages and the gunman are dead:
CHP confirms all hostages and the gunman are dead in the Yountville standoff. pic.twitter.com/wIrzlHXBIJ
— Tom Miller (@KCRAMiller) March 10, 2018
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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