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1 Of The 3 Slain Hostages At California Veterans Home Was 7 Months Pregnant

Clinical psychologist Jennifer Gonzales was seven months pregnant when she and two other workers were killed at the Veterans Home of California on Friday.

By Gina Tron

Tragic details are emerging about the three women who lost their lives at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville on Friday. A fourth has lost their life if you count the child growing inside the womb of Jennifer Gonzales.

Gonzales, Christine Loeber and Jennifer Golick were killed after an ex-patient took them hostage at gunpoint. Veteran Albert Wong, who has been identified as the 36-year-old gunman, stormed a going-away party on Friday, according to TIME. He was a patient who was recently kicked out of a treatment program at the center.

Gonzales, 29, a clinical psychologist with the San Francisco Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, was seven months pregnant, according to The Associated Press. She and her husband had plans to travel to Washington D.C. to celebrate their first wedding anniversary this past weekend. Sadly, her husband had to spend the weekend mourning her death and the death of their unborn child.

A GoFundMe page states, “Dr. Jenn (Gonzales) Shushereba was at the prime of her life, married one year and pregnant with her first child, when her life and that of her unborn child were tragically taken in the Yountville Veterans Home shooting on March 9. As a young psychologist, Jenn dedicated her life to helping servicemen and women reintegrate and readjust to civilian life. Every aspect of Jenn’s life was dedicated to others and her caring and kind spirit was evident to everyone she met. Jenn leaves behind her best friend, husband, and father of her unborn child, TJ.”

Loeber was the Pathway Home’s executive director. Golick was also a psychologist, a local ABC station reported.

The Pathway Home released a statement which reads: "These brave women were accomplished professionals who dedicated their careers to serving our nation's veterans and working closely with those in the greatest need of attention after deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

[Photo: NBC News / The Pathway Home ]

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