March 22nd, 2013
06:05 AM ET

Shooting at Quantico Marine base leaves 3 dead, including gunman

By Alison Harding and Shannon Travis, CNN

A shooting that prompted a lockdown for hours at a Marine base in Virginia ended with three dead early Friday, including the gunman, authorities said.

Sgt. Christopher Zahn said they were notified of the shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico late Thursday.

One person was fatally shot, and the gunman barricaded himself not far from where the victim was found, he said.

Using a public address system, police announced a base lockdown as the shooter holed up in a room in barracks near the first incident.

Law enforcement officials from the base and Prince William County surrounded the area.