March 22nd, 2013
08:16 AM ET

3 dead after shooting at Marine base

[Updated at 8:16 a.m. ET] A Marine shot and killed two of his fellow service members at a Virginia base on Thursday night and then apparently killed himself, base officials said.

The incident took place at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The shooter gunned down a man and a woman, the spokesmen said. All are Marines - permanent personnel assigned to the officer candidate school.

Authorities did not disclose a motive and were investigating the incident. The identities of the victims were not immediately disclosed as authorities work to notify next of kin.

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  1. Theorist

    No names or ranks yet, but they were permanent party cadre at the officer candidate school (Think: Officer and a gentleman, Richard Gere 1990s movie). Male and a female, then killed self. I'm betting love triangle gone wrong or his rating chain.

    March 22, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Terrible. my condolences to the bereaved families.

    March 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Other new outlets have been reporting just that @ Theorist. It also has happened before.

    March 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |