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.
Photo of Rep. Steve Scalise following shooting at Virginia baseball field during a Congressional baseball practice. pic.twitter.com/PRATI54OrJ— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) 14 июня 2017 г.
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.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 14 июня 2017 г.
Scalise's office reported that Republican is undergoing surgery, his condition is stable.
JUST IN: Rep. Scalise was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery in "stable" condition, his office says. pic.twitter.com/DfKg2kNr0c— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) 14 июня 2017 г.
Later The Associated Press informed on Twitter that the assailant has died.
BREAKING: Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition.— The Associated Press (@AP) 14 июня 2017 г.