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March 22, 2013

Late last night, just before midnight, a staff member at Quantico military base murdered two other marines and then allegedly turned the gun on himself.

According to CNN:

“A shooting that prompted a lockdown for hours at a Marine base in Virginia ended with three dead early Friday, including the gunman, authorities said. Sgt. Christopher Zahn said they were notified of the shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico late Thursday…  The lockdown ended early Friday, a few hours after it started,.The suspect was a staff member at the Officer Candidate School, according to Capt Eric Flanagan, a Marine Corps spokesman. The motive is unknown.

Another story at CBS fills in a few more details:

“It began with a shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday that left one dead, said Lt. Agustin Solivan. That shooting lead to a standoff between authorities and the suspect, who was barricaded in barracks at the base. Authorities entered the barracks early Friday and found the suspect dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound along with a second victim.”

At this time this is the only information that has been released to the media, and other mainstream reports just reiterate the details quoted above. 

Stay tuned to dev-test.intellihub.com as this story develops and as we are able to gather more information and evidence about what happened.