Yet again, Americans are bracing for tragedy as a high stakes situation unfolds in the usually serene and reflective wine valley region of California.
In Yountville, a small town by any stretch of the imagination, an active shooter has reportedly taken hostages at a Veterans’ home assisted care facility.
The Yountville Veteran’s home is the largest veterans’ home in the US. Some 1,000 aged or disabled veterans (both men and women) or World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom now live at the home. https://t.co/v4nHsD5b0e
— KPIX 5 (@CBSSF) March 9, 2018
there’s an active shooter at the veterans home in yountville and we’re on lockdown 😩
— janet snakehole (@datmayraaa) March 9, 2018
— KTVU (@KTVU) March 9, 2018
The event apparently began around 10:40am local time, and has the entire, massive facility on lockdown.
According to the LA Times, the facility is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, housing well over 800 American veterans over a 600 acre property.
While authorities have been attempting to remediate this situation, information is scarce. Some reports have suggested that the number of hostages is three, and that there are currently no injuries or fatalities to speak of.
Active shooter is holding 3 hostages. This is still developing. https://t.co/rSmzJzqec1
— Public Reality Radio (@publicreality) March 9, 2018