Justice

Here’s What We Know About the Situation in San Diego

January 26th 2016

By:
Kyle Jaeger

Early Tuesday morning, an active shooter situation was reported at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. There has been no sighting or confirmation of the shooter as of publishing. 

NBC 7 San Diego reported that "[a]t around 8:15 a.m., the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) confirmed that officials at NMCSD reported shots fired in the facility." No injuries have been reported as of yet. According to a news release from NMCSD, a witness reported hearing at least three shots fired.

An initial sweep of the building found no evidence of injuries or a shooting, NBC reported

"An active shooter has just been been reported in building #26 at Naval Medical Center San Diego," a post on the center's Facebook page read early on Tuesday morning. "All occupants are advised to run, hide or fight."

**!ATTENTION!** An active shooter has just been been reported in building #26 at Naval Medical Center San Diego. All...

Posted by Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

In a statement, the U.S. Navy said that first responders were actively working to clear the building and that the medical center is on lockdown. 

At least two high schools and a middle school in the area were also placed on lockdown in response to the shooting, the New York Daily News reported. However, the initial lockdowns have been lifted, MSNBC later reported.

Naval Medical Center San Diego is described as "the largest and most comprehensive military healthcare system in the Western United States," according to its website.

"It has eight clinics for active duty personnel and nine primary care sites for their family members," CNN reported. "The facility had more than 1.2 million outpatient visits in 2014, admitting more than 19,000 patients that year. The hospital offers a comprehensive array of medical services, including births."

ATTN: reached out to the San Diego Police Department, but a representative could not be reached by the time of publication. This story is developing. We will update with new information as it becomes available.