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Sheriff: Vet shot self after killing 3 mental health workers

March 15, 2018

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a combat veteran shot himself in the head with a shotgun after fatally shooting three mental health workers at a California veterans home.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 36-year-old Albert Wong shot the three workers in the head with a rifle at the California Veterans Home in Yountville. The sheriff didn’t release the type of rifle used.

Wong then used a shotgun to shoot himself in the head on Friday at The Pathway Home building. Wong has been recently expelled from Pathway, which treats post-traumatic stress syndrome and other mental health disorders.

Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Steven Blower didn’t release an estimated time of the shootings. No gunshots were heard beyond about 10:30 a.m. when authorities surrounded the building for the next seven hours.

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