Gunman Reported in U.S. Navy Hospital in San Diego

San Diego Naval Hospital

This photo from January shows people being led from a building at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where gunshots were reported at the time / AP


LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A security alert was issued at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego on Thursday after a gunman was reported being seen inside the main hospital, but no shots have been fired, a base spokesman said.

The installation reported on its Facebook page that an "active shooter" was present on base and advised all personnel and their families to avoid the area. Base spokesman Michael Wiener told Reuters that military security were on the scene searching for a suspect.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman)