A POSSIBLE active shooter situation is unfolding at a Naval Base where a suspect is reportedly barricaded inside.
A perimeter has been set up and neighbors in the area are being urged to stay inside.
The New Orleans Police Department confirmed to The Sun that they are responding to reports of shots fired in the 4400 block of Dauphine Street.
The police perimeter is set up near St Claude and Poland Avenue, according to reports.
Multiple people have been taken for questioning, cops said.
No victims are currently being reported.
Additional details, including a possible motive, were not immediately available.
Residents in the area reported hearing upwards of 50 shots fired around 9pm.
The Navy closed the base in 2011.
The city of New Orleans acquired it in 2013, but it has sat vacant since then.
There have been previous incidents at the abandoned naval base, dating back to 2018 when a man reportedly told police he had been kidnapped and pistol-whipped at the base.
In August 2020, a woman’s body was dumped at the base after she was murdered by two men who have since been charged.
The base is located in the Bywater area of New Orleans.
The Sun has reached out to the Navy and the New Orleans Police Department for comment.
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