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|January 23, 2019|
Gunman's victims had devoted lives to veterans
YOUNTVILLE – Investigators were still trying to determine why a former soldier killed two executives and a psychologist at The Pathway Home, a nonprofit post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in the Napa Valley wine country region.
The three victims, including one who was pregnant, had devoted their lives to helping traumatized veterans were killed Friday by Albert Wong, a patient who had been kicked out of their Northern California treatment program, authorities and a relative of a victim said.
Wong, 36, was a former Army rifleman who served in Afghanistan in 2011-12.
It was "far too early to say if they were chosen at random" because investigators had not yet determined a motive, California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Chris Childs said.
Governor Jerry Brown ordered flags flown at half-staff at the Capitol in memory of the victims. They were identified as The Pathway Home executive director Christine Loeber, 48; clinical director Jennifer Golick, 42; and Jennifer Gonzales, 29, a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System who was seven months pregnant.
Story Date: March 17, 2018