Friday, March 22, 2013

Murder On Marine Base: Shooting At Quantico Marine Corps Base Leaves 3 Dead

The U.S. Marine Corps Quantico Public Affairs Office offered the below brief statement:
Marine Corps Base Quantico (March 22) --
MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. – A fatal shooting occurred at Officer Candidate School around 11 p.m. on March 21. The Provost Marshals Office responded with assistance from Prince William County police department.
The shooter, an active-duty Marine, has been pronounced dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound by law enforcement at the scene. Two other victims, also active-duty Marines, were pronounced dead at the scene.
The identities of the victims will be withheld until after primary next of kin notification. The incident is under investigation.
Marine Corps Base Quantico has returned to normal operations.    

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