GOP baseball practice shooter James T. Hodgkinson has died

GOP baseball practice shooter James T. Hodgkinson has died

A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team baseball practice Wednesday morning, hitting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others. He also thanked Capitol Police for their work. A suspect is in custody. Brooks then relayed how the shooter, who was wielding a semi-automatic rifle, continued his attack with at least 50 shots fired.

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. EST: Law enforcement officials have named the alleged shooter as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. "The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field", Republican Jeff Flake told CNN.

In a message to KHOU 11, Barth's father stated, "We don't have any comment except to say that Zack is going to be fine". Eastern and taken to the hospital, including the House Majority Whip, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who is said to be in stable condition.

The Alexandria Police Department responded to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park shortly after 7:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting. "Officers of the Capitol Police returned fire and ran towards the shooter, risking their lives while saving others", Rep. Joe Barton said in a statement.

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said during a news conference Wednesday that the officers wounded are in good condition and had injuries not considered life-threatening.

A woman in the security detail was shot early in the assault, and a second officer was wounded before shooting the attacker, Flake said.

No one in Colorado's congressional delegation was hurt in the shooting at a baseball practice for Republican congressional members. Davis was at practice, but was not wounded. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", he said.

Kentucky Sen. Randding to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack".

Steve Scalise is the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House, and has the hard job of trying to keep order in the fractious party ranks and rounding up votes for bills. Before that, he was a member of the Louisiana House and the Louisiana Senate, serving from 1996 to 2008.

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