False Alarm in “Active Shooter” Situation in San Diego
UPDATE 1/26/2016 2 p.m.: On Tuesday morning in California, shots were reported inside a San Diego naval facility, but it looks like it was a false alarm, with multiple press outlets reporting that there’s no evidence that a shooting occurred.
“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,” Navy spokesperson Jon Nylander said. “We haven’t gotten any reports of any injuries.”
Reports coming out of San Diego, California indicate that an active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center there.
Just In: Shooting reported at San Diego’s Naval Medical CenterJust in: Authorities are responding to reports of three gunshots fired this morning in the basement of Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Building 26. The center’s Facebook page says, “All occupants are advised to run, hide or fight.” http://cnn.it/1OMXYMO
Posted by CNN on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Shots were reported shortly after 8 a.m. California time on Tuesday morning, and the center posted the following on its own Facebook page:
**!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 complex includes housing for wounded members of the Armed Forces as well as a childcare facility, which could reportedly contain as many as 200 children. According to the CBS affiliate in San Diego, the childcare facility has been secured.
The SWAT team is on hand, and we’ll update this story as warranted.