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Marine Base Shooting: 3 dead, including suspected gunman, on base in Quantico, Va.

Image provided by U.S. Marine Corps shows snow covering one of Marine Corps Base Quanticoâ??s many signs March 6, 2013 U.S. Marine Corps/AP

Image provided by U.S. Marine Corps shows snow covering one of Marine Corps Base Quantico»??s many signs March 6, 2013
Snow is covering one of Marine Corps Base Quantico's many signs on March 6, 2013 in northern Virginia
U.S. Marine Corps/AP

(CBS/AP) QUANTICO, Va. - A Marine entered a building at Marine Corps. Base Quantico in northern Virginia and fatally shot a male and female colleague before killing himself, officials said Friday.

Base commander Col. David Maxwell told reporters that authorities were called to the scene around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. This is 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.

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