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3 Marines shot dead in Quantico Thurs. night
QUANTICO, Va. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Three marines are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia, about 40 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Investigators are now trying to figure out why a Marine would turn on his own compatriots.
At around 10:30 on Thursday night, authorities responded to a 911 cal and found one male Marine dead from a gunshot wound.
The base went on lockdown, and the apparent shooter then went to another part of the barracks, where he apparently shot a female Marine, before turning the gun on himself.
Marine officials are still searching for a motive, but did say the shooting is believed to be of a personal matter.
It's been a rough few days for the Marines, as on Monday, seven Marines were killed in an explosion during a training exercise in Nevada.