News trucks have been seen in the vicinity of the entrance of the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, Calif., 9 march 2018.
The hostage-taking on the veteran’s treatment facility in Northern California, where an armed suspect killed three women and himself Friday-host of a rehabilitation centre for the AMERICAN service members transition to civilian life.
The way Home opened 10 years ago for the treatment of AMERICAN soldiers returning from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many veterans suffer from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the San Francisco Chronicle.
The facility is a 9,000-acre campus is located in Yountville, about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco.
Friday gunman — whom authorities identified as Albert Wong, 36, Of Sacramento — was recently kicked out of the program, the father-in-law of one of his victims said Friday.
According to the state of California Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Wong was asked to leave, for unknown reasons. The women were killed, staff members who worked with Wong, said Dodd.
Treatments on the road to the House have included swimming with dolphins and having veterans work with children. Since 2008, approximately 450 people have been treated for PTSD and the brain-related injuries.
The website says: “The way Home has helped more than 450 post-9/11 Veterans improve mental health, while supporting successful community re-integration and the achievement of the academic, work-related, and the relationship between success.”
The Veterans Home of California in Yountville, which is taking place on the campus, suitable for 850, retired service members, some going back to the second world War.
The way Home was seen in the non-fiction book and the film of the same name, ‘Thank You For Your Service.’
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.