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    Navy Sailor From Massachusetts Killed in Double Murder and Suicide
    Meaghan Elizabeth Burns.

    Authorities in Virginia say they're investigating the shooting deaths of three active duty service members in what appears to be a double murder and suicide. 

    The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the two women and one man were Navy corpsmen. The two women were stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The man was stationed at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.

    Police said the two women were shot to death at a 7-Eleven in Portsmouth, Virginia late Saturday night. The man was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a car parked nearby. 

    Naval Criminal Investigative Service identified the women who died as 19-year-old Shianne Soles and 23-year-old Meaghan Burns. Soles is from Veradale, Washington, and Burns is from South Deerfield, Massachusetts.

    NCIS identified the man as 22-year-old Donavon Moora, of New York.

    According to her obituary, Burns was trying to help a friend when she was shot and killed.

    Burns enlisted in the Navy in 2015, serving as a Hospital Corpsman in Italy before being stationed in Virginia.

    "Meggy was a free spirit, a fierce and loyal friend and loving daughter and sister," her obituary reads. "She will be missed by many and loved forever."

    SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: Here is information on suicide prevention from the National Institute of Mental Health. If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting 'Home' to 741741.

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