QUANTICO, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A Marine killed a male and female colleague before taking his own life in a double murder-suicide at Marine Base Quantico, officials said early Friday.
Military officials have not released a motive or the identities of those slain.
Authorities were called at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia around 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.
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 dorm room inside Taylor Hall at the base’s Officer Candidates School.