RELATED: Gunman takes hostages at Yountville veterans home
At a press conference officials confirmed that gunshots were exchanged between deputies and the suspected gunman. Hostage negotiators have not yet contacted the suspect.
RELATED: What to know about the Veterans Home of California Yountville
A witness whose wife was inside the facility said that the hostages are three female employees of the Pathway Home program, which aims to help veterans transition from combat back into civilian life.
The witnesses husband said the women were having a staff meeting, a celebration for employees that were leaving the facility, and the gunman entered as "calm as can be."
There has been a hotline established for family members to confirm that their loved ones are safe.
If you have someone inside the veterans facility please call 707-948-3331 for information.
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Law enforcement is at the Yountville Veteran’s Home right now following reports of gunfire. The safety of our residents, workers and the community is our top priority.— CalVet (@MyCalVet) March 9, 2018
We have activated our emergency response protocol and are cooperating with law enforcement.
Yountville Vet home dates to 1884. Largest vet home in the USA. Has 1000 aged or disabled vets (both men and women): World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom now live at the home. #abc7now— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) March 9, 2018
The Associated Press contributed to this report