2 men, 1 woman dead in shooting at US Marine base

Brig. Gen. James W. Lukeman, 2nd Marine Division commanding general, offers his remarks and condolences outside the main gate of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in this March 19, 2013 handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Marines. A mortar explosion at a U.S. Army munitions depot in Nevada killed seven Marines from Camp Lejeune and injured eight other service members during a live-fire training exercise on March March 18, 2013. Photo taken March 19, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Marine Corps/La

QUANTICO, Virginia: Officials say a Marine killed a male and female colleague at a base in Virginia before committing suicide.

Base spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan says it began around 11 p.m. local time with a shooting that killed one at Marine Base Quantico. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the barracks, prompting a standoff with authorities.

Authorities eventually entered the barracks early Friday and found a second victim dead along with the suspect from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No names have been released but Solivan says all three of the dead are Marines.

Solivan says the shooting was an isolated incident and authorities are confident there are no other casualties. The base was put on lockdown after the shooting but the lockdown has been lifted.





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