The commander at Marine Corps. Base Quantico in northern Virginia says a shooting in which a Marine killed a male and female colleague before killing himself was isolated to a single building.
Base commander Col. David W. Maxwell told reporters Friday that authorities were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Thursday where they found one person dead at a barracks. They later found a second victim dead, along with the body of the suspected shooter, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A base spokesman initially described the situation as a standoff. Maxwell said later in the morning that there was no standoff.
Base spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan later clarified that after the first shooting, police had the shooter "isolated" in a barracks dorm room.
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.
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.
The Associated Press reports three people are dead, including the shooter, aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico.
A spokesman told the AP the suspect died of a self-inflicted wound.
By 2 a.m. on Friday, base officials updated the Marine Corps Base Quantico website asking residents to stay in their homes with locked doors as a shooting suspect had been located.
Base officials said the shooting happened at Officer Candidate School.
Lt. Agustin Solivan told the AP the shooting happened around 11 p.m., and the suspect is believed to be a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base.
By 2 a.m., officials posted on the website that the suspect was barricaded by law enforcement personnel, but was not in custody.
At the time of the initial alert base officials asked those living on base to stay in their homes with locked doors.
Quantico said the base was at a FPCON DELTA shortly after the shooting. According to military publications, that code denotes that a localized attack has occurred.
Just before 3 a.m. on Friday, the base was returned to Code Green, a normal operating status.
Marine Base Quantico in Virginia on lockdown, suspect pinned down after `isolated shooting.'
No further information has been provided.
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