Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Gunman takes hostages at veterans home in Yountville, California, local media reports

Gunman takes hostages at veterans home in Yountville, California, local media reports

A boy was shot in the head, while a girl was hit in the wrist, according to reports from the scene.

There was no immediate information on injuries.

The Napa Valley Register reported an armed gunman, dressed in black with body armor, entered the building and may have taken hostages.

The FBI has deployed a SWAT team to Yountville, spokesperson Katherine Zackel said.

California Highway Patrol have said they have officers on the scene and are attempting to "bring the situation to a safe conclusion". Kamer's wife, Devereaux Smith, is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Pathway Home and was at the party.

At least one school in the area was placed on lockdown.

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Camera IconPolice stand outside a veterans home in California.

A woman who lives on the property tells KTVU she is safe, and is now on lockdown. An employee at the veterans home told her to close and lock her door.

We will update when we know more. "We're in lockdown in the MSC Building".

The neighboring Vintners Golf Club has cleared the golf course of golfers due to the incident.

The Yountville Veterans Home, located in Napa Valley wine country about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, is the largest such facility in the United States and is home to about 1,000 veterans, according to the home's website.

Men and women who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom live there, CalVet said.

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