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Active shooter reported at Naval Medical Centre San Diego

The post on the medical centre’s Facebook page advised occupants to run, hide or fight.

Picture: Freeimages.com.

SAN DIEGO - An active shooter was reported at the Naval Medical Centre San Diego on Tuesday, according to a post on the medical centre's Facebook page.

San Diego police spokesman Officer Travis Easter said police had received a report of a shooter from officials at the medical centre, but that they had not requested any assistance and so no officer had been sent to the scene.

The post on the medical centre's Facebook page advised occupants to run, hide or fight, which under federal government guidelines is a valid tactical response to an active shooter.

All non-emergency response staff were asked to stay away from the compound. The shooter was reported in building #26, the post said.

A representative for the medical centre could not immediately be reached for comment.

Schools in the area, which is home to the US Navy's Pacific Fleet, have been placed on lockdown, according to local television station Fox 5.

Sources told the station that people at the medical centre were sheltering in place.

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