Kaiser Downey Shooting: Active Shooter Reported at Medical Center in California

UPDATE: 3:52 p.m. EDT—The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) in Norwalk confirmed there were no injuries following reports of an active shooter at Kaiser Downey Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Department said officers continued to search for any possible suspects as well as evidence.

“Stay clear of area,” LASD said on Twitter. “Those inside #Kaiser, remain sheltered and wait for law enforcement instruction.” 

UPDATE: 3:17 p.m. EDT—The LASD in Norwalk confirmed on Twitter that law enforcement had detained one suspect in the wake of an active shooter report at Kaiser Downey Medical Center.

Police said officers were beginning to search and clear the building room by room, on each floor. People in the building were asked to shelter in place, KTTV reported.

“Unk [Unknown] if additional suspects of details of any victims,” LASD said on Twitter. “Please be patient and stay clear.”

Original story: 

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Norwalk branch confirmed to Newsweek that it was responding to reports of an active shooter situation at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center in Downey, California, on Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Department told Newsweek it had five units responding to the scene.

The extent of the situation was not immediately clear, and it was unknown if there were any injuries.

The medical center is located on Imperial Highway in Downey, a city in southeast Los Angeles County. The facility houses a variety of services, including primary care, pediatrics and specialty care, according to its website. The center also has an emergency care and urgent care facility. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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