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Three people killed in a shooting at a US military base were Marines, a spokesman has said.
The incident at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia began with a shooting at about 11 pm on Thursday that left one dead, said Lt. Agustin Solivan. That shooting lead to a stand-off between authorities and the suspect, who was barricaded in barracks at the base.
Authorities entered the barracks early on Friday and found the suspect dead of a "self-inflicted gunshot wound," along with a second victim.
No names were immediately released but the spokesman said the suspect and both victims were Marines. Authorities believe the suspect was a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base.
The base, which is about 37 miles south of Washington, is also home to the FBI's training academy.
A military spokesman has said three people are now dead following a shooting and subsequent stand-off at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. He said the suspect in understood to have died from a "self-inflicted wound".
Authorities are in a stand-off with a suspect at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia following a fatal shooting.
Lt. Agustin Solivan said the shooting happened at about 11pm local time on Thursday.
He added that he believes the suspect is a staff member at the officer candidate school at the base. No information about the victim has been released.
One person is reported to have died following a shooting at Marine Base Quantio in Virginia, US. The Associated Press is reporting that the suspect has barricaded themselves in the barracks.