California Veterans’ Program Closing after Fatal Shootings

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The California mental health program where a combat veteran killed three workers is closing.

The Pathway Home board of directors announced Wednesday it was suspending operations indefinitely at the California Veterans Home in Yountville.

Pathway counseled veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome and brain injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Albert Wong fatally shot two Pathway therapists and the program’s director on Friday. The 36-year-old was recently expelled from the in-patient program. He was also found dead. Authorities say they have not determined if he killed himself or was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy.

Pathway was housed in a building on the country’s largest veteran’s home. Pathway spokesman Larry Kamer said the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and local nonprofits will now support veterans enrolled in the program.