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Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base is being described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

Military officials say 23-year-old Jacob Wooley of Mississippi was killed by Sgt. Eusebio Lopez on Thursday at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia. Lopez also shot 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata to death before he killed himself.

The Marines say the three worked at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers, but they have not released their relationship or a motive for the shooting.

Tiffany Wood says she has been friends with Wooley since they were teens. She says he didn’t have any enemies and would help anyone he could.

Associated Press