More than 100 mourners gathered at the Yountville Community Center on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a veterans therapy center that left three clinicians dead, including a pregnant woman.
On March 9, 2018, U.S. Army veteran Albert Wong broke into a building on the Veterans Home of California campus that housed The Pathway Home, a nonprofit program for veterans and families, carrying an automatic rifle and a double-barreled shotgun, extra magazines and ammunition.
He killed Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, Christine Loeber, 48, and Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, before killing himself. Gonzales Shushereba was six months pregnant, and her unborn baby also died.
Wong served in Afghanistan and had been kicked out of The Pathway Home program where he had sought treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder weeks earlier.
"I am still heartbroken," said Loni Gray, Golick's mother, at Saturday's memorial.
Yountville's town manager Steve Rogers told the crowd — each of whom held a white rose — that the tragedy put the wine country locale on a new map directly in the middle of conversations about the country's mental heath crisis, gun control and how the country treats its most traumatized warriors.