According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is on lockdown with a possible active shooter situation. A heavy police presence has been reported on the scene.
The hospital is located on 34th Street in Bakersfield, California. There are reports that the SWAT team is on the scene.
At this time, no injuries, fatalities, or suspects have been reported. Police have asked civilians to avoid the area. Initial reports indicate that there are no reports of shots fired at this time.
The active shooter reports at the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is just the latest in a litany of potential active shooter situations that have occurred in 2018.
According to Bakersfield.com, Columnist Herb Benham was able to get in touch with his wife, Sue Benham — a former city councilwoman who works in a separate building on the hospital campus — who said that the hospital had initiated a “Code Black” which is the term used for an active shooter and that she was sheltering in place behind a locked door.
The reports of an active shooter at the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is the is just the latest in a string of lockdowns, bomb threats, and active shootings that have plagued the United States.
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