Gunman Kills 2 Colleagues at US Marine Base

World | March 22, 2013, Friday // 12:59|  views

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A Marine opened fire on two of his comrades Thursday night at a base in Quantico, Virginia, before turning the gun on himself, leaving all three dead, according to military officials.

The shooting occurred in the staff barracks area of the Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Northern Virginia.

The first victim was shot at Marine Base Quantico at about 11pm local time on Thursday, leading to a standoff between authorities and the suspect, said the base spokesman Lieutenant Agustin Solivan.

CNN informs that law enforcement officials entered the room two hours later and discovered the shooter dead of a self-inflicted wound. Another victim was in the room with him, fatally shot.

The suspect is believed to be a male. The motive is unknown.

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