QUANTICO, Va. — A Marine who worked at an officer candidates school fatally shot two of his colleagues before killing himself in a barracks dorm room, officials said.
The Marine's colleagues were a man and a woman. Military officials did not release a motive or the identities of those slain.
Authorities were called at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found one Marine dead in the Taylor Hall barracks, base commander Col. David W. Maxwell said. A second victim was found elsewhere in the barracks. The body of the gunman was also located in Taylor Hall.
It wasn't immediately clear how much time passed between the killings or how far apart the bodies were found.
Only staff for the school live in Taylor Hall, a red brick building on the base that can house about 110 Marines. The officer candidates live elsewhere.
The base was put on lockdown after the first shooting and Marines and their families were told to stay inside over a loudspeaker known as the Giant Voice. The lockdown was lifted early Friday.
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