Hostage situation, shots fired at California veterans home


She posted on Facebook, "Please pray we have about 30 police here at the Vets Home there is a shooter here".

A woman who lives on the property tells KTVU she is safe, and is now on lockdown.

Though she thinks her dad is safe, she is still anxious about the stress of the situation, considering his age and that he has post-traumatic stress disorder and some dementia. Authorities have asked tourists and those visiting wine county stay away from the home and surrounding area.

The California Highway Patrol said via Twitter its officers are on the scene working with Napa County Sheriff's deputies "to bring the situation to a safe conclusion".

Napa County Fire Capt. Chase Beckman says dispatch received a call Friday morning about an armed man on the grounds.

An armoured police vehicle, ambulances and several fire trucks were at the scene. The the gunman was holding at least two hostages at the Veterans Home of California.

An official from the veteran's home told the news station that it was unclear if the shots were fired from inside or outside the building.

The Yountville facility is the largest veterans' home in the United States, with about 1,000 residents.

The Veterans Home is located at 260 California Drive near Domaine Chandon and Vintners Golf Club.

The state Veterans Affairs department says the home that opened in 1984 is the nation's largest veterans home, with about 1,000 elderly and disabled residents.

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