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Everybody on Friday -- -- start now Fox News alert because there is breaking news on a deadly shooting.
At a military base home to the FBI training academy a woman and a man are dead.
A good morning everybody I'm Bill Hemmer and that's where we started this version of America's Newsroom Martha's got some time -- yes yes.
That's good for her are you I'm Heather Childers filling in for her today now it happened at the Quantico base in Virginia.
A colonel at the base getting emotional while speaking about the events.
The three Marines involved in this incident.
-- all permanent personnel assigned to officer's candidate school.
All of the candidates.
-- -- accounted for in state.
-- we take care of our Marines and their families that are dealing with this tragedy.
And also asked for the support of our neighbors.
And their thoughts and prayers as well.
For our for our Marines who have lost their their comrades and -- Marine base Quantico is about forty miles south of Washington.
Sergeant Christopher's on a Marine Corps spokesman with me now is sergeant good morning to you through monitor I know this is always difficult what can you report about what happened last night.
Well it's we have three Marines that we lost last night.
Which is never an easy day for anybody.
And and I definitely agree with -- trying to else's emotions there and that's a somber moment for all of us here.
Did they know each other sergeant.
I don't know the nature of the relationship.
I would imagine due to you know the smallness of the unit kind of the that.
You know we all know each other at some level and you know.
Each one of us support to each other.
Are you aware of any threat that was expressed by anyone of them.
-- This part of the base is it Marines only here is -- FBI also.
This is -- onus is on the -- Randolph to Kansas school where we select and train.
Our future leaders are second lieutenant.
Who who will head up the investigation that will be the Marines or could even be the FBI this.
I I don't unanswered questions I can hear the the trouble in your voice there you can.
I'm good sir I'm I'm I'm mare is this just never needed daily it was a very I'm sure it is not server what will happen today.
Well they were gonna calm or in an escape.
And order trying get to.
The bottom of you know what happened here quiet and then.
The future step will be you know -- -- prevent stuff like this happen in the future how we keep -- is a lot.
How many shots were fired.
I don't know they're telling -- and did one take their own life -- that -- -- Yes sir Deion does boosts this unit is that this suspect -- -- of apparent self assured self inflicted -- out.
Names have not been released is that still.
The story now.
Yes sir are pending notification of the fairly sure I understand that clearly ages of the three.
Choice test and the the standoff inside the barracks sergeant how long did that last.
Well what can stand up for all mask -- -- -- -- that it wasn't wasn't necessarily stand oft com we -- area and waited it out and and then several hours later when the -- went off foursome -- entry into the room.
That's when they discovered the the suspect and the Olympic.
My assumption is that they heard a gunshot and then that's when they decided to move would that be accurate.
-- I don't believe that's.
That's what happens around but I I wasn't there so I can't really say exactly.
Will there be another briefing today.
On the base.
If there's more -- -- becomes available we can't release we will push it out.
-- and if that requires a press conference and obviously you know what will do that.
Sergeant will be in contact with you thank you for your time especially during this most difficult time.
A best you and everybody there thank you -- -- at.
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