Navy: no sign of shooter at Medical Center

Military authorities responded Tuesday to a report of gunshots at a building on the campus Naval Medical Center San Diego. 

1:30 EST UPDATE: Navy says initial inspection at San Diego medical center found no sign of gunman or shooting. 

During a press conference, the Navy said the caller reported hearing three shots but they were unable to find any evidence supporting that claim.

The sounds were reported around 8 a.m. in Building 26, which houses offices and barracks for wounded sailors and Marines as well as a gym, said spokesman Mike Alvarez.

All non-emergency personnel were asked to stay away from the area.

"We're not taking any chances and are executing procedures we've been trained for in this kind of situation," Alvarez said.

San Diego police Officer Travis Easter said police received a notification call from military police at 8:03 a.m. of shots fired.

According to the center’s Facebook page, it advises occupants to “run hide or fight.” Non-emergency response personnel were asked to avoid the compound at 34800 Bob Wilson Drive. 

Here's the post from the Naval Medical Center's Facebook page:

 

**!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

 

 

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