Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Congressman And Others Shot At Baseball Practice

This morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and at least four others were shot, including two Capitol Police officers.  Scalise was shot in the hip, has undergone surgery, and is expected to fully recover.  The alleged shooter has been taken into custody.  Scalise and other Republicans were practicing for a charity baseball game against congressional Democrats.

Read more at WTOP, USA Today, NBC News, Fox News and The Hill.

UPDATE:  The suspect, who had been shot by police, has died of his injuries.  He has been identified as James Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Illinois.  He had worked in Iowa for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.

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