By Andrea Blanford, Morning Edition Anchor - email
3 Marines dead after shootings on Marine Base Quantico
QUANTICO, V.A. -
Three Marines are dead after shootings at Marine Base Quantico in Virginia.
No names have been released, but a spokesperson says two men and one woman died- all three are Marines.
The commander at Marine Corps. Base Quantico says the shootings were isolated to a single building.
Base commander Col. David W. Maxwell told reporters Friday that authorities were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Thursday where they found one person dead at a barracks. They later found a second victim dead, along with the body of the suspected shooter, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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 barracks dorm room.
The Associated Press reports the base had been put on lockdown, but that lockdown has been lifted.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.