Three dead, including suspect, in shooting at Marine base in Quantico, Va.

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Three dead, including suspect, in shooting at Marine base

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 around 7:30 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.

Officials said all three Marines were staff members at the school, but their jobs were not released.

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