UPDATE 2:10 p.m. EDT: The San Diego police officer shot in the neck early Sunday was reported talking in the hospital and is expected to survive. KNSD-TV, San Diego, reported the lockdown at Sharp Hospital and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital had been lifted.
"She is talking, smiling, and very in good spirits," San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told a news conference. "She appreciates everybody's concern about her well being, very much appreciates that."
A California police officer was shot on Health Center Drive in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, KNSD-TV reported. According to reporter Diana Guevara, the CHP said the officer was shot in the neck and that the "suspect is down and is not moving."
The police officer who was shot is a woman, KGTV-TV reported.
The area in the vicinity of Sharp Mary Birch Hospital is on lockdown as emergency responders -- including SWAT team members, other police, paramedics and firefighters -- swarm around. Police have closed off the area between Berger Avenue and Linda Vista Road, according to reports.
The CHP confirms the officer was shot in the neck along Health Center drive. Suspect is down and is not moving. pic.twitter.com/NdGwIWhcmL
— Diana Guevara (@DianaNBCSD) May 17, 2015
Meanwhile, the San Diego Police Department has not had a good week: Rock-throwing vandals broke windows at a Mid-City police station and in four cars owned by police officers Saturday, KGTV-TV reported. It was the second time in a week the police station had been vandalized, causing enough concern that the police department was prompted to conduct a press conference about the criminal behavior.
"The suspect or suspects are so bold. To jump the fence of a police department, the symbol for safety and security for our entire community. Imagine what these suspects would do out in our community,” said police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.