An active shooter was just reported at nation’s largest veterans home, hostages taken

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It is with heavy hearts that we must bring you the news that yet another episode of gun violence is taking place in the United States. Police are responding to an active shooter situation at a veterans’ home in Yountville, California, just northeast of San Francisco.

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Police say that a man dressed in black and wearing body armor, armed with an automatic weapon, has taken three people hostage as dozens of law enforcement agents swarmed the area, There are reports of at least thirty shots having been fired.

The veterans home in Yountville is one of the largest in the country, housing some 1200 residents.

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The nation is barely three weeks removed from the last major mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, where a man used an assault rifle to murder 17 students and injured many more. While the debate over whether or not to do something about the reckless proliferation of firearms in America is beginning to die down as exhaustion and frustration takes over once again, this latest attack on our nation’s veterans is sure to strike a chord with people on both sides of the issue.

There have been 41 mass shootings in the United States so far this year.

This is an ongoing story that will be updated as new information emerges.

 

 

Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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