Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Gunman kills 2, self at Marine school

QUANTICO, Va. — Three staff members of the US Marines’ officer training school are dead after a gunman killed himself and two colleagues, a man and a woman, officials said Friday.

The shootings occurred inside a barracks, Taylor Hall, on the Marine Corps base here, said the base commander, Colonel David W. Maxwell.

Continue reading below

The names of the dead were not immediately released, nor did Maxwell suggest a motive, pending an investigation. An official identified the gunman as a sergeant, the male victim as a corporal and the female victim as a lance corporal.

Other officials said the episode was not thought to be a mass shooting or terrorism.

The mood was somber on the base and in the surrounding community Friday, with many people describing the Marine Corps as a close-knit community, already saddened this week by the deaths of seven Marines in an explosion at a weapons depot in Nevada.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week