BREAKING: ‘Active Shooter’ Reported At Naval Medical Center San Diego

BREAKING: ‘Active Shooter’ Reported At Naval Medical Center San Diego

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Schools and a neighboring naval facility are on lockdown after the 8:15 a.m. report from the center near Balboa Park.

 BREAKING: 'Active Shooter' Reported At Naval Medical Center San Diego

UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 9:30 a.m.

A report of shots fired this morning at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park prompted a lockdown of nearby schools, a warning to potential visitors to avoid the area and an order for those already
at the complex to shelter in place.

The report of an active shooter in building 26, which houses the Security Pass and Decal office, was made around 8:15 a.m., according to Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Officials at the medical center, commonly known as Balboa Hospital, urged those already at the facility to “run, hide or fight.’’ Others, including non-emergency response personnel, were asked to stay away from the
compound on Bob Wilson Drive.

Nearby Roosevelt Middle, Garfield Elementary and San Diego High schools were placed on lockdown.

Shortly after 9 a.m., Navy officials announced that the entire complex had been secured, including its childcare facilities, and no one was being allowed access. All children were said to be accounted for and safe.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan, 26 9:20 a.m.

The Naval Base San Diego command reported on its Facebook page shortly before 9 a.m. that the childcare facilities at NMC are “currently secured. All children are accounted for and safe. The entire complex is secured, there is no access to the facilities at this time.”

Reports of three shots possibly fired were reported this morning from Building 26 at the Naval Medical Center San Diego near Balboa Park, according to news coverage.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.

An active shooter was reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego today, prompting military authorities to urge those at the compound to shelter in place, and advise potential visitors to avoid the area.

The report of an active shooter in building 26, which houses the Security Pass and Decal office, was made around 8:15 a.m., according to Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Officials at the medical center, commonly known as Balboa Hospital, urged those already at the facility to “run, hide or fight.’’ Others, including non-emergency response personnel, were asked to stay away from the
compound on Bob Wilson Drive.

According to news reports, schools in the area, including San Diego High, Garfield High and Roosevelt Middle, are on lockdown. Also on lockdown according to military officials at Naval Base Point Loma, is the facility on Sylvester Road.

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Tuesday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.

An “active shooter” is reportedly at the Naval Medical Center San Diego near Balboa Park this morning.

The following details are from an 8 a.m. post on the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Facebook page:

“An active shooter has just 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.”