Three Marines were killed after being shot by at or near Quantico Marine Corps Baseâ€™s Officer Candidate School, according to press reports.
On Friday, the Pentagon said the three dead were active Marines with the shooter included in the slain, dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The shooter is believed to be on the staff at the school, reported the Associated Press.
Quanticoâ€™s provost marshal responded to the incident around 11 p.m. along with the Prince William County police.
â€śThe gunman barricaded himself inside the barracks of the school while police waited outside,â€ť reported Potomac Local News.
â€śThe male shooter â€” who is believed to have shot and killed both victims â€” was also found inside dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Quantico spokesman Lt. Agustin Solivan.â€ť
Identification of the dead is pending notification of next of kin.
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â€śThis tragedy, as well as the tragedy in Nevada earlier this week, took the lives of Marines who volunteered to serve their nation,â€ť Pentagon spokesman George Little said on Thursday. â€śHis heart and his prayers are with them and their families. He believes that the legendary strength of the United States Marine Corps will ensure that they are forever remembered.â€ť