ALEXANDRIA, VA. (KMOX/AP) – President Donald Trump stated during his emergency press conference that the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., has died. Law enforcement officials have identified him as the shooter at baseball practice in Virginia.
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Hodgkinson, 66, is a business owner in Belleville, formerly charged with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle in 2006, according St. Clair County records, but charges were dismissed.
Bystanders recorded video while hunkered down next to baseball field:
Steve Scalise, a top House Republican, was wounded in the Wednesday morning shooting by a rifle-wielding gunman. The shooting happened during a congressional baseball practice.
Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., who was on the field during practice, told Detroit radio station WWJ that Hodgkinson fired his assault rifle through a fence.
Multiple people were taken to area hospitals, including: Scalise, two Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist. All expected to recover.
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