Gunman, hostages dead following California standoff

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YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (WAND) – Police responded to a hostage situation at a California veterans home.

NBC News reports the Veterans Home of California went on lockdown Friday afternoon as police responded. Law enforcement leaders say they were “on scene and in control” at the 600-acre campus. 

The Associated Press says a gunman took three hostages at a going-away party in the home, while allowing other people to leave. Police came in on Friday evening and found three women dead. 

They say the gunman let most of the dozen-plus people at a going-away party leave.

Police say the people killed were workers at The Pathway Home, which is part of the veterans home. They say the gunman, whose identity is still unknown, also died. 

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