Fresno veterans home increases security in wake of Napa County hostage situation

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Earlier reports said the man was holding three people.

The Veterans Home tells KRON4 around 10:45 a.m. the entire facility, located at 260 California Dr., was ordered to shelter in place.

There are preliminary reports of 30 shots fired outside the main dining area. Authorities have asked tourists and those visiting wine county stay away from the home and surrounding area.

Larry Kamer says his wife, Devereaux Smith, is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Pathway Home.

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California Highway Patrol have said they have officers on the scene and are attempting to "bring the situation to a safe conclusion".

Napa County Fire captain Chase Beckman says a gunman has taken hostages at a veterans home in California. "They are friends and family", he said.

Events manager Elizabeth Naylor, who was working about 16km north of the veterans' home, said she heard waves of emergency sirens. He said a hotline will be set up for people to obtain information about relatives inside the home.

The home, which houses around 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, has been put into lockdown as authorities surround the property.

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The facility has been placed in lockdown, the Department of Veterans Affairs told the Los Angeles Times.

The grounds also are home to a 1,200-seat theatre, a 9-hole golf course, a baseball stadium, bowling lanes, a swimming pool, and a military Base Exchange branch store.

Yountville is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.

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