Yountville gunman's former neighbors say he kept to himself

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Former neighbors of a man who killed three women after a daylong siege at a Yountville veterans home said they "can't imagine somebody that sick" was living in their neighborhood. (Albert Wong/Facebook)

Some Napa residents say they recognize Albert Wong's face, a man who killed three women after a daylong siege at a Yountville veterans home.

One of his last known addresses was on Darling Street, which is know for being a quiet area. He lived at the corner house until about a year ago.

Wong's former next-door-neighbor said he lived there with an elderly woman. He sometimes saw Wong smoking cigarettes in the driveway.

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Other neighbors never spoke to him, but remember seeing him around and said he never showed any warning signs. "The times that I think that we had seen him he was just walking aimlessly, just minding his own business," a woman said.

Neighbors told ABC7 News this a close-knit community and said Wong's house sold earlier this year and is now a rental. "It just gives me chills," one neighbor said. "I can't imagine somebody that sick being around here, especially having kids and being a very family focused neighborhood."

"Pretty scary," another neighbor said. "It just goes to show anything can happen on any given day."

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Wong's former guardian says he always wanted to serve his country and never showed any violent tendencies. Cissy Sherr said Saturday that she raised Wong from the time he was 6 until he was a teenager after his father died and his mother developed health problems.

Sherr said Wong was put into the foster care system when he was a teenager because she and her husband worked full-time. She said he kept in touch with her after he graduated and joined the Army.

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She described him as soft-spoken and said he was always a person of integrity and honor.

Sherr says Wong had trouble readjusting after his deployment in Afghanistan and that it "started to catch up with him."

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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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