Brother says Veterans home shooter obsessed about minor conflicts

Brother says Veterans home shooter obsessed about minor conflicts

Investigators were still trying to determine when and why Wong killed two executives and a psychologist at The Pathway Home, a nonprofit post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in the Napa Valley wine country region.

The three women killed in a standoff at a Northern California veterans home Friday were dedicated to helping former and current military service members with mental health issues.

Wong had been kicked out of the program after he threatened one of the women, a law enforcement source told CNN.

"The boys at Muir Wood would literally line up at her office door waiting for her to arrive in the morning", Sowle said, writing that Golick was "one of the brightest I've known, always with a big, warm smile and just the right words to say".

Loeber stayed close friends with the couple after they were married in 1999, and frequently visited after moving to California in 2013, Turner said. He was deployed to Afghanistan from April 2011 to March 2012, the records show.

Tyrone Lampkin, the older adopted brother of Albert Wong, tells the Press-Democrat newspaper that Wong was never the same after getting out of the military.

Wong was in the Army reserves from October 1998 until December 2002.

Dunbar said all three of the women were excellent at what they did, and will be sorely missed. Golick was employed at the teen treatment center at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services for five years before moving onto a job at The Pathway Home, according to Scott Sowle, the executive director at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.

But Cissy Sherr, who had been Wong's guardian for four years, expressed doubt over whether he had the condition. "As far as I know, nothing like this has ever happened here before". "I suspect that's why that empathy and positive outlook made her an effective counselor", he said by telephone Saturday night.

Wong thought the Pathway program would help him readjust after the Army, she said.

The CSLEA said the state has approximately 600 sworn peace officers who patrol large open campuses while unarmed.

Muriel Zimmer, an 84-year-old Air Force veteran of the Korean War, said she feels badly for Wong, saying she "cannot blame him".

"All I know is she said it was all very calm". She leaves behind a husband and a 7-year-old daughter. "Typically, you want to rush in and confront an active shooter", Nacke said.

Authorities said Wong slipped into a going-away party for some employees of The Pathway Home.

"As we feared, the President has cowed to the NRA, turning his back on the millions of Americans who have already suffered from gun violence and the many who are vulnerable", Thompson said. He said his wife and other employees managed to escape, though he didn't say how.

There is a growing memorial at the Pathway Home Monday honoring of the victims with a steady stream of mourners dropping off flowers and candles.

This item has been corrected to say that the deputy was initially responding to a report of shots fired, not hostages taken.

A group of about 80 students who were on the home's grounds were safely evacuated after being locked down, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said. While authorities had the building under siege for about eight hours they didn't enter it.

The six residents of the live-in building called Madison Hall have been relocated to another location in Napa County.

Marjorie Morrison, the founder of a non-profit organization known as PsychArmor, recalled Gonzales Shushereba as a "brilliant" talent who did fantastic work with veterans with PTSD, and also focused on helping college campuses successfully reintegrate veterans when they return to school.

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