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1 woman, 2 men dead in shooting at Marine Base Quantico; suspect killed himself

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, QUANTICO, Virginia (AP): 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. with a shooting that killed one at Marine Base Quantico. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the barracks, prompting a standoff with authorities.

ADDS FIRST NAME AND RANK OF BASE SPOKESMAN – This image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps shows snow covering one of Marine Corps Base Quantico’s many signs Wednesday March 6, 2013. Three people, including the suspect, were killed in a shooting at Marine Base Quantico, a base spokesman said early Friday March 22, 2013. Lt. Agustin Solivan said they believe the suspect, whose name wasn’t released, is a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base. No information on the victim was immediately released. (AP Photo/US Marine Corps, Cpl. Antwaun L. Jefferson)
Authorities eventually entered the barracks early Friday and found a second victim dead along with the suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No names have been released by 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.

Published Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 | 06:34 AM

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