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Gunman and 3 hostages found dead inside California veterans home after all-day standoff

A suspected gunman and three women he is believed to have killed were found dead inside a veterans home in Yountville, California, Friday evening.

The discovery came after a day-long standoff between authorities and the suspect, who has been identified as Albert Wong, a 36-year-old Afghanistan veteran. Wong was previously a patient in a PTSD program at the center, and the three women he killed are thought to be staff he encountered during treatment. The victims have been named as Christine Loeber, the veterans home's executive director; Dr. Jen Golick, a therapist; and Dr. Jennifer Gonzales, a psychologist.

"Anne and I are deeply saddened by the horrible violence at the Yountville Veterans Home, which tragically took the lives of three people dedicated to serving our veterans," said California Gov. Jerry Brown (D). "Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones and the entire community of Yountville."