YOUNTVILLE — 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.

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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.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Health


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