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USA: reports of shooting at San Diego naval medical centre prove unfounded

Reports of a shooting at a naval medical centre in San Diego, California appear to have been a false alarm. Navy officials have said that a witness

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USA: reports of shooting at San Diego naval medical centre prove unfounded

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Reports of a shooting at a naval medical centre in San Diego, California appear to have been a false alarm.

Navy officials have said that a witness heard what sounded like three gunshots coming from the basement of one of the site’s buildings around 08:00 local time (17:00 CET), prompting them to issue an alert for an “active shooter”.

A police sweep of the complex had revealed nothing suspicious almost three hours after the initial alert, when staff were told to “run, hide or fight.”

Police blocked the streets around the facility, while lockdowns declared at three schools nearby were later lifted.

!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