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Gunfire reported at Southwestern College in Chula Vista

Posted at 1:45 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 21:48:10-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - Southwestern College in Chula Vista was briefly put on lockdown Tuesday after a student reported hearing shots fired at the campus library.

The student contacted officers about hearing two gunshots on the third floor of the library just before 1 p.m. at the college on 900 Otay Lakes Rd.

Chula Vista Police responded to campus and evacuated the building, according to Southwestern officials. The campus was also placed on lockdown.

After a thorough search of the library, police determined there was no threat in the building and nothing suspicious was found.

The lockdown was lifted about 1:45 p.m. and all operations resumed as normal.

Chula Vista Police said a construction project at the library may have been confused with gunfire.

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