An initial sweep of a San Diego Navy medical center has so far revealed no sign of a shooting, following earlier reports of an active shooter at the scene.
The medical centre was placed in lockdown at around 11:00 a.m. ET. after a report from someone who claimed they heard gunshots near one of the buildings.
The U-S Navy hospital then posted the update on their official Facebook page which said “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 personnel were asked to stay away from the compound.
A U.S. Navy spokesperson has since confirmed that authorities were searching buildings at the centre, while law enforcement was also on scene with a K9 unit.
So far there are no reported injuries and no confirmed reports that shots were actually fired.
The base is comprised of more than 6,500 military, civilian, contractor and volunteer personnel.