Gunfire reported at veterans home in Yountville, California

Reports of active shooter at California veterans home

Reports of active shooter at California veterans home

A California fire official affirmed to The Associated Press that an armed man took three hostages at veterans home and described the incident as an "active shooter situation".

"Law enforcement authorities have responded to the Yountville Veterans Home this morning following reports of gunfire near the main dining hall".

According to NBC-Bay Area, the sheriff's office reports multiple shots have been fired but they do not know if there are any casualties.

Ground and air ambulances were being staged near the Veterans Home as a precaution, police said. The home posted an update on its Facebook page at 11:20 a.m. Friday, noting it has activated its emergency response protocol and are working with law enforcement.

The Napa Valley Register reported that a man with an automatic weapon was reported at the Napa Veteran's Home.

The state Veterans Affairs department says the home that opened in 1984 is the largest veterans' home in the United States, with about 1,000 elderly and disabled residents.

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