By Bay City News Service
Three female employees of The Pathway Home veterans' mental health treatment center in Yountville died Friday of gunshot wounds to the head caused by a high-velocity rifle, according to autopsies by the Napa County coroner's office.
The shooter, Albert Wong, 36, of Sacramento, died of a single, self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, coroner's office Capt. Steve Blower said.
Wong's victims were The Pathway Home's executive director Christine Loeber, 48, Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, a clinical director, and 32-year-old Jennifer K. Gonzales Shushereba, a clinical psychologist, who was 26 months pregnant. Shushereba's unborn child died from a lack of oxygenated blood caused by her mother's death, Blower said.
There is no evidence that any of the victims' injuries were caused by anyone other than Wong, Blower said.
The deaths occurred inside Madison Hall of the Veterans Home of California at 620 California Drive where gunshots were reported outdoors around 10:20 a.m., the Napa County Sheriff's Office said.
Wong and a sheriff's deputy exchanged gunfire and Wong held the three women as hostages. The four bodies were discovered around 6 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the slayings.