‘Gunman’ takes hostages at California veterans home as SWAT team responds to ‘shots fired’

It is understood up to three people have been taken hostage and the California Highway Patrol’s SWAT team is on route to veterans home in Yountville, Napa County.

June Iljana, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Veterans Affairs, told the US’s CBS News that shots had been fired at the complex, where 850 veterans live.

California Highway patrol said they were working with Napa County Sheriff’s deputies to difuse the situation.

CHP Headquarters tweeted: “The CHP is aware of the incident at the Yountville Veterans Home and has officers and aerial resources on scene working with Napa County Sheriff’s deputies and others to bring the situation to a safe conclusion.

“A CHP SWAT team is also on route.”

More to follow…