NEWS ALERT: 5 wounded in shooting at GOP baseball practice; Scalise in surgery

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A gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning. At least five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, were wounded. The gunman was shot by police and is in custody.

A gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday morning. At least five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers, were wounded. The gunman was shot by police and is in custody.

What we know so far (Stay tune for the latest development right here on this page)

• A gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., early Wednesday.

• Five people were wounded, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers.

• The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., was shot by police and taken into custody, officials said.

• According to Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., who was at the practice, the shooter, a white male, armed with a rifle, fired up to 40 shots. Other witnesses recalled 50 or more.

• Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said units responded within three minutes of reports of shots fired and engaged the shooter.

• In a statement, President Trump announced that the suspect died from his injuries.

• Scalise underwent surgery and is in critical condition.

• The other victims were Zachary Barth, an aide for Texas Rep. Roger Williams; Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods; and Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

• House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for unity in speeches on the House floor.

SOURCE: yahoo.com