Daylong Siege At Veterans’ Home In Napa Leaves Three Women Dead
Albert Wong, 36, was recently expelled from The Pathway Home's veteran treatment program. Wong went into the home during a going-away party for two employees, and the standoff only ended when police stormed the building.
The Associated Press:
Officials Tight-Lipped In Attack On California Veterans Home
Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country. Albert Wong, 36, slipped into a going-away party for two employees of The Pathway Home on the campus of the Yountville veterans home campus about 50 miles north of San Francisco on Friday, then let some people leave, but kept the three women. (3/12)
The New York Times:
Gunman And 3 Hostages Found Dead At California Veterans Home
Three women and the gunman who took them hostage were found dead Friday evening at a home for military veterans in Northern California, hours after the gunman had fired at a deputy, the authorities said. Assistant Chief Chris Childs of the California Highway Patrol said the four people were found shortly before 6 p.m. local time inside a room at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, where the hostages had been taken. (Stevens and Philipps, 3/9)
Gunman At California Veterans' Home 'Wanted To Get Back At Them' But 'Not Kill'
Authorities said that Albert Wong, a 36-year-old Army veteran, used to be a resident of the Pathway Home, the Yountville facility where he engaged police in a standoff Friday. The Pathway Home, which operates out of the Veterans Home of California, is a nonprofit that helps post-9/11 military veterans reintegrate into civilian life, including by counseling clients with post-traumatic stress disorder. (Hackney and Sterling, 3/11)