Police in northern California are responding to a hostage situation at a home for military veterans. The Veterans Home of California in Yountville confirmed that three hostages are being held and that the situation is active. Officer John Fransen with the CHP confirmed that shots have been fired.
Police guard a roadblock near Salvadore Castro Middle School in Los Angeles, California on February 1, 2018, where two students were wounded, one critically, in a school shooting. An employee at the veterans home told her to close and lock her door.
Thornton says she's still shaking and that she hasn't been able to talk to her father.
CalVet: "Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran's Home right now following reports of gunfire".
According to CNN, the veterans home is the largest in the country and is home to some 1000 elderly and disable residents. The home is near several popular Napa Valley wineries and restaurants and borders Vintners Golf Club, where golfers have been evacuated from the course. "We're hoping that everyone is safe".
The Yountville Veterans Home is the largest such facility in the United States and is home to about 1,000 veterans, according to the home's website.
The state Veterans Affairs department says the home that opened in 1984, and offers residential accommodations with recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living.