Albert Wong: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


Albert Wong, 36, has been named as the suspected gunman in the Yountville Veterans Home of California shooting, where a gunman took three hostages after sneaking into the building during a party. He had previously been treated for PTSD at The Pathway Home. The gunman and the three hostages were found deceased after a nearly seven-hour standoff. SWAT, FBI, and ATF responded to the incident. The Veterans Home is one of the largest in the United States, housing at least 1,100 men and women from World War II to present day. Here is what you need to know about Albert Wong.

1. Albert Wong, the Suspected Shooter, Was an Army Veteran

Photos of the scene at the Yountville Veterans Center

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Albert Wong, 36, was named as the suspected shooter. The 36-year-old was an Army veteran from Sacramento, NBC Bay Area reported. The Veterans Home was put on lockdown on Friday after there were reports of an active shooter in the facility. Department of Veterans Affairs spokesman Johsua Kiser said in an email: “Law enforcement authorities have responded to the Yountville Veterans Home this morning following reports of gunfire near the main dining hall. The facility is on lockdown, and all residents and staff are sheltering in place. We will continue to update you as we get more information.”

Attempts to contact the suspect, Albert Wong, during the standoff were unsuccessful. After nearly seven hours, officials entered the building and found Wong and three women employees of The Pathway Home dead. The victims were Christine Loeber, Dr. Jen Golick, and Dr. Jennifer Gonzalez. It’s not known how long Wong was holding the suspects hostage before they were killed.

Authorities said it was too soon to know if the victims were chosen randomly or not, CBS San Francisco reported. Wong gained access to the facility by sneaking into a going-away party just after 10:30 a.m. Pacific, Napa County Sheriff John Robertson said in a press conference. A deputy exchanged fire with the gunman before the facility was put on lockdown.

2. Albert Wong Is Suspected of Taking Multiple Hostages During the Incident, and Letting a Few Go Earlier in the Day

SkyFox is over the scene of the Yountville Veterans Center where police say at least 15 to 20 shots were fired and three hostages were taken

— KTVU (@KTVU) March 9, 2018

Early reports indicated that as many as 15 to 30 shots were fired before the Wong is suspected of taking hostages at the Veterans Home, on the second floor of The Pathway Home, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The gunman is also suspected of shooting at police as they surrounded the building. Everyone at the Veterans Home was told to shelter in place and lock their doors, and the entire facility was placed on lockdown.

At first, the gunman took more than just three hostages, but he let at least …read more



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