The Navy says a sailor has been found dead in a barracks in Virginia after failing to report for work.

The Navy says the sailor was found Tuesday at Naval Support Activity Portsmouth Annex. The Navy says in a news release that emergency personnel responded to a report of gunshots in the morning. 

The Navy says the grounds to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth were locked down for about 15 minutes, but have been reopened for normal operations.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the unidentified sailor's cause of death.