No proof of gunfire at Naval Medical Center

A report of a shooting at Naval Medical Center San Diego appears to be a false alarm, the military indicated Tuesday.

Investigators have found nothing to substantiate one person’s report that someone fired gunshots Tuesday morning at the San Diego facility’s Building 26, which contains barracks, a gym and administrative offices, Navy Capt. Curt Jones told reporters.

However, authorities at the center’s 78-acre campus still were going though the building late Tuesday morning, and it will take a long time to finish their search, he said.

One witness reported hearing three gunshots in the basement of the building — separate from the main hospital complex on campus — at about 8 a.m., Navy spokesman Kevin Dixon said.

That prompted a flurry of law enforcement activity, with military and local police searching the building as other officers took up positions nearby, directing pedestrians and cars away from the building in question.

The Military Press’ Doug Aguillard was there to film the action.

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Doug Aguillard

Douglas Aguillard is a Contributing reporter to the Military Press. He’s a Marine Veteran who specializes in Military and Sports photojournalism.