Navy: Initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting

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Active shooter reported at Naval Medical Center in San Diego (KABC)

The Navy says an initial inspection at Naval Medical Center San Diego found no sign of a gunman or a shooting.

Navy spokesman N. Scott Sutherland said Tuesday that military police had checked Building 26 after a person reported hearing three shots in the basement earlier in the day.

The base remained on lockdown as authorities went from room to room and led personnel out of the facility.

School officials say a lockdown has ended and instruction has resumed at three schools near the medical center.

In addition, TV images showed uniformed Navy personnel walking outside the medical facility. Their hands were in the air and they were being patted down by base police as a precaution.

The Navy hospital previously said on its Facebook page that an active shooter was reported and people were told to run, hide or fight.



(All times Pacific)
9:45 a.m.

A Navy spokesman says a report of three gunshots heard at Naval Medical Center San Diego came from a single witness.

Navy Region Southwest spokesman Scott Sutherland says the shots were reportedly heard in the basement of the center's Building 26.

The Navy hospital previously said on its Facebook page that an active shooter was reported and people were told to run, hide or fight.

Center spokesman Mike Alvarez wouldn't confirm there was an active shooter.

First responders and dog units are clearing the building.

The medical center remains on lockdown and a shelter-in-place order has been given.

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9:15 a.m.

Naval Medical Center San Diego says an active shooter has been reported and urged people inside the hospital to "run, hide or fight."

The Navy hospital posted the update on their official Facebook page, saying the shooter was reported in Building 26 on the campus. The building houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines as well as a gym.

Center spokesman Mike Alvarez wouldn't confirm there was an active shooter but says authorities are responding to a report of gunshots.

Law enforcement arrived at the scene in patrol cars and Humvees.

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8:45 a.m.

Military authorities are responding to a report of gunshots at a building on the campus Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Spokesman Mike Alvarez says the sounds were heard around 8 a.m. Tuesday in Building 26.

The building houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines as well as a gym.

Alvarez says all non-emergency personnel are asked to stay away from the area.

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