Three dead, including suspect, at US Marine base
World | Associated Press | Updated: March 22, 2013 13:20 IST
Quantico, Virginia: A base spokesman says the suspect in a shooting at Marine Base Quantico in Virginia has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound along with a second victim.
Lt. Agustin Solivan says authorities entered the barracks early on Friday where the suspect had barricaded himself after a fatal shooting and found him dead along with another victim.
The standoff began after a shooting on the base around 11 p.m. local time on Thursday.
No names have been released, but Solivan said authorities believe the suspect was a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base. Solivan says the two others killed were also Marines.
The base had been put on lockdown but it has not been lifted.
Story First Published: March 22, 2013 12:24 IST