Developing: Police search for possible active shooter, reportedly targeted Naval Medical Center; ‘run, hide or fight’

An active shooter situation has been reported at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.

Three gunshots have been reported from the basement of the building, according to CNN.

On its Facebook page, the Center said, “all occupants are advised to run, hide or fight.”

“All non-emergency response personnel are asked to stay away from the compound,” it continued.

The San Diego Police Department confirmed that the facility reported shots fired around 8:15 a.m, according to NBC San Diego.

NMCSD advised all personnel to not report to work and avoid the area. Officials at the facility told NBC 7 that, as far as they know, this is not an active shooter drill or training.

Individual buildings at the Naval hospital were all placed on lockdown, one employee said, and the front gate to the facility was also locked.
At around 8:30 a.m., two California Highway Patrol officers were seen entering the facility through an emergency room entrance near Florida Drive. A steady stream of other patrol cars from multiple agencies, including the SDPD and Chula Vista Police Department, could then be seen flowing into the area surrounding the military hospital.

By 8:45 a.m., a SWAT truck was seen storming the military hospital.

A staffer for the child care center at NMCSD told NBC 7 employees at the facility have undergone training in the case of an active shooter situation. The staffer said the childcare center opens daily at 5:30 a.m., so there may be more than 200 children there right now.

Several schools in the area have been placed on lockdown.

There is, however, still no confirmation that any shooting actually took place or if any injuries occurred.

This story is still developing.

Watch this report from CNN below.

Carmine Sabia


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