BREAKING NEWS…Possible Active Shooter Reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego
UPDATE 11:21 AM MST
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An active shooter who allegedly fired several rounds at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego has reportedly been detained, CBS News said Tuesday.
Just after 8 a.m., authorities received a notification call from military police regarding shots fired in the building, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The sounds were heard in the basement of Building 26, which houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines as well as a gym, said spokesman Mike Alvarez.
A Navy spokesman said a report of three gunshots heard at Naval Medical Center San Diego came from a single witness.
“We’re not taking any chances and are executing procedures we’ve been trained for in this kind of situation,” Alvarez said. “However, I cannot confirm an active shooter.”
A dozen unmarked SUVs — some with flashing lights — entered the center through the emergency room driveway gate around 9 a.m. A San Diego County Sheriff’s Department armored truck followed minutes later.
At this time, the medical center remains on lockdown and a shelter-in-place order has been given.
Base officials advised those who remain inside of the building to hide, seek shelter in a secure area, silence their phones and to avoid doors and window.
NMCSD posted the following notice to its Facebook page around 8:10 a.m. Tuesday:
“**!ATTENTION!** An active shooter has just been been reported in building #26 at Naval Medical Center San Diego. All occupants are advised to run, hide or fight. All non-emergency response personnel are asked to stay away from the compound, located at 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134.”
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed that officials at NMCSD reported shots fired in the facility, but could not offer further details at this time.
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