Quantico Shooting: 3 Dead, Including Gunman, On Marine Base In Virginia
Posted: 03/22/2013 2:03 am EDT
FOLLOW: Military, Quantico Marine Base, AP, Marines, Quantico, Quantico Shooting, Gun Violence, Crime News
A shooting incident late Thursday on Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia claimed the lives of three people, The Associated Press reported.
According to Marine Corps spokesman 1st Lt. Agustin Solivan, the suspected gunman barricaded himself inside the barrack of the Officer Candidate School campus.
Authorities entered the building early Friday and found the suspect dead. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Solivan said.
The names of the two shooting victims were not released; however, Solivan said they were both Marines. The suspect, also a Marine, was believed to have served as a staff member on the base. A motive for the attack is not known at this time.
The incident prompted a base-wide lockdown. On the Quantico Facebook page, base residents were ordered to remain inside with doors locked, and to follow all instructions being delivered over the public address system.
The base lockdown was lifted just before 3 a.m. on Friday.
Maybe it was me (too early in the morning after beers on a school night) or whatever - but I'm sure the BBC news bint said the casualties were RM.
Sorry if the error was mine and caused anyone undue grief etc