Folks in Triangle are shaken to the core after Thursday night's deadly murder/suicide in Quantico. The tiny town is located just yards from the military base's front gate, and most people who live there are former and current military.
The Marine Corps League is a non-profit organization that caters for former and current Marines. At their location in Triangle, Melody Myers said the League will provide whatever is needed for the Marines' families.
"Whether it's emotional support, financial support, whatever the case may be," said Myers.
Myers also lives in Triangle and said she was shocked when she heard about the deadly shooting in Quantico.
"This is a tight-knit community," said Myers. "It's a small town. Everybody knows everybody, everybody looks out for everybody. It definitely has shaken the ground here a bit."
Myers wasn't the only one in shock Friday. Mary Pieshock owns a flower shop steps away from Quantico's front gate.
Pieshock often works with the Quantico National Cemetery and will provide the flowers if the Marines are buried there.
"It's so tragic," said Pieshock. "Nothing like this ever happens."
At the Marine Corps Museum, Debbie Downing and her family are former military. She pointed out that it is a tough week for the Marine Corps.
Earlier this week, seven Marines were killed during a training exercise in Nevada.
"It's always said when a Marine dies," said Downing. "However it happens."
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