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California veterans home will not reopen after shooting

July 23, 2018
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018 file photo, resident Tom Parkinson places flowers on a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif. The California veterans home where an expelled client killed himself after fatally shooting three health workers is closing for good. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Monday, July 23, 2018, the nonprofit Pathway Home will relinquish its lease at Yountville's Veterans Home of California and deliver its mission online. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson, File)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A California veterans home where an expelled client killed himself after fatally shooting three health workers is closing for good.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Sunday that the nonprofit Pathway Home will relinquish its lease at Yountville’s Veterans Home of California and move to help veterans in other ways.

The center, which treated combat veterans for post-traumatic stress syndrome and other mental health disorders, suspended operations indefinitely after the March 9 shooting.

Albert Wong, who was 36, killed program director Christine Loeber, therapist Jennifer Golick, and psychologist Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, who was pregnant.

Pathway Home spokesman Larry Kamer said the change was inevitable after the shootings.

Instead of a residential program, Pathway Home will distribute a resource guide for other organizations that work to help soldiers reintegrate into society.

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Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com

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