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GOP Congressman Among Four Shot at Va. Baseball Field

Four people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were shot Wednesday morning while at a practice for a congressional baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia.

Witnesses said a gunman opened fire on the field on East Monroe Street in Alexandria’s Del Ray area shortly after 7 a.m., firing about 50 gunshots from behind a dugout. Law enforcement officers reportedly arrived within three minutes of receiving the call of a shooting.

The suspect, who died after being shot by responding officers, has been identified as James Hodgkinson of Illinois, The Associated Press reported. Authorities said there has been no evidence of a link to terrorism.

Scalise (R-Louisiana) was shot in the hip, but is expected to survive, authorities said.

Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams, and two Capitol Police officers who were on the scene as part of Scalise’s security detail were also shot, but their injuries also did not appear to be life-threatening, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a news conference.

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