Active Shooter Reported at Naval Medical Center in San Diego

(AP/Hamodia) -

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

The sounds were heard around 8 a.m. PST in Building 26, which houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines as well as a gym, said spokesman Mike Alvarez.

San Diego Police Officer Travis Easter said police received a notification call from military police at 8:03 a.m. of shots fired.

A post on the Center’s social-media page made shortly after 8:00 read: “**!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.”

“We’re not taking any chances and are executing procedures we’ve been trained for in this kind of situation,” Alvarez said.

Military authorities, San Diego police, and SWAT teams are responding to the incident, and are using dog units as they clear the building. The medical center remains on lockdown and a shelter-in-place order has been given.

Navy Region Southwest spokesman Scott Sutherland said the report of three gunshots heard at Naval Medical Center San Diego came from a single witness.

According to Fox 5 San Diego, three nearby schools have been placed on lockdown.


Updated Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 12:13 pm