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San Diego Naval Hospital: Search for shooter on, no injuries reported

San Diego: An active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, where occupants were advised to ‘run, hide or fight’. According to a piece in LA Times, the hospital reported the active shooter at local time 8 am, and all non-emergency personnel have been asked to say away.

The Naval Medican Center’s Facebook page wrote: “!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 piece in LA Times claims that the San Diego Fire Dept have confirmed that the military police are investigating an active shooter report.

Local news station CBS 8 reported that police had confirmed shots were fired outside Building 26 on the hospital’s third floor. San Diego, the southernmost city on the California coast, has a sprawling military infrastructure and is a major port for the US Navy. The hospital is located in Balboa Park, close to San Diego’s famous zoo.


A Navy spokesman, John Nylander was quoted saying that three shots were heard. He was quoted saying by LA Times, “Apparently someone said they heard three shots in the basement of Building 26. Maybe they did or not is not the point, that’s what they reported so that’s why we responded accordingly. We haven’t gotten any reports of any injuries.”

Emergency responders were doing a ‘top down’ search of the building, and haven’t located any evidence of a shooting. All the children at the centre are safe, secure and accounted for what. Meanwhile, San Diego Unified schools were placed in lockdown as a precaution.

The latest update from the Facebook page said: “Investigation still ongoing at NMCSD. All personnel continue to remain clear of NMCSD and follow all instructions of law enforcement personnel.”