Hostage situation, shots fired at California veterans home

Reports of active shooter at California veterans home

Police: 3 hostages held by armed individual at California veterans home

A Veterans home in California is on lockdown after reports of an active shooter holding three hostages emerged Friday morning, the Associated Press reported.

"Law enforcement is at the Yountsville Veteran's Home right now following reports of gunfire", they posted on Twitter. Police have not confirmed the report.

He tells KTVU-TV the property of the large veterans home was evacuated after a man with a gun was reported on the grounds. "The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority", the veterans home said in a statement on Facebook.

While officials didn't specify how many hostages there are, the Napa Valley Register newspaper reported that it appears two people are being held.

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The report came in at 10:20 a.m., resulting in dozens of law enforcement officers from multiple agencies to set up a perimeter around the Veteran's Home, according to the Napa Valley Register.

There was no immediate information on injuries.

According to California's Veterans Affairs website the home is the largest veterans' home in the U.S. and houses elderly and disabled veterans of World War 2, Korean War, Vietnam War and Desert Storm.

This is a breaking news story.

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