Gunman who killed three at a veterans home had firearms permit revoked months ago

U.S. Army veteran Albert Wong has been identified as the gunman who committed a murder suicide after taking hostages at a California veterans home. (Facebook)

The US Army Infantry veteran who took and killed three female hostages at a veteran’s home in California before turning the gun on himself had reportedly had his firearms permit canceled last year.

In what seems to be yet another example in regards to the worrying trend of the government dropping the ball, the 36-year-old Afghanistan war veteran -who later worked as a security guard- had reportedly had his California firearms permit revoked in October of 2017.

According to the Daily Mail, the shooter managed to infiltrate a going-away party for two employees of The Pathway Home last Friday, with the facility located on the sizeable Yountville veterans home campus.

The shooter had previously been involved with -and expelled from- the Pathway rehabilitation program, which likely helped him understand the layout of the facility. Prior to joining the military, he had been put up for foster care following the death of his father and his mother’s worsening health conditions.

Albert Wong, 36, (circled right) had been receiving treatment at The Pathway Home in California before being asked to leave its PTSD program. On Friday he raided a going-away party held at the home, where he shot the women including executive director Christine Loeber, 48, (circled left) before turning the gun on himself.

Following a 10-hour standoff with police, the gunman murdered executive director Christine Loeber, clinical director Dr. Jennifer Golick and Jennifer Gonzales, who at the time of her death was seven months pregnant.

The Pathway facility will likely be shut down permanently in the aftermath of the tragedy.

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