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Boston College Grad Among Victims Of California Veterans Home Shooting

This 2012 photo provided by Tom Turner shows Christine Loeber, a victim of the veterans home shooting on Friday, March 9, 2018, in Yountville, Calif. Loeber was executive director of the Pathway Home, a treatment program for veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Tom Turner via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
This 2012 photo provided by Tom Turner shows Christine Loeber, a victim of the veterans home shooting on Friday, March 9, 2018, in Yountville, Calif. Loeber was executive director of the Pathway Home, a treatment program for veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Tom Turner via AP)

A victim killed in the hostage standoff at a veteran's home in California has a Massachusetts connection.

Forty-eight-year-old Christine Loeber, executive director of the Pathway Home, got her master's degree in social work at Boston College.

Boston College spokesman Jack Dunn called the tragedy "senseless," and says Loeber was a gifted student "passionate about serving veterans."

Loeber was one of three women killed Friday at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville after being held hostage during a six-hour standoff.

Police stormed the room where the women were being held after six hours of negotiations, only to find them and gunman Albert Wong dead.

With reporting from The Associated Press

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