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Assassination attempt in Virginia: Congressman in stable condition
20:26, 14 June 2017
Assassination attempt in Virginia: Congressman in stable condition

The assailant in Scalise shooting has died

20:26, 14 June 2017

CNN

Unknown has opened fire in Alexandria, Virginia State, during a Congressional baseball practice. Republican Steve Scalise was badly injured, but remains in stable condition. Four more people got shot in the incident. According to Fox News, Congressman’s assistant and two policemen were among injured.

Mr. Scalise was struck in the hip right on the field. 

The New York Times informed that the law enforcement authorities identified the shooter as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill., a suburb of St. Louis. He was armed with semi-automatic rifle and made over 50 shots. 

Scalise's office reported that Republican is undergoing surgery, his condition is stable.

Later The Associated Press‏ informed on Twitter that the assailant has died.

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