Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

Alejandro Massey
June 15, 2017

The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said on Twitter at 7.30 am. The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from IL, used a M4 assault carbine during the attack, CBS News also confirmed.

"The assailant has now died from his injuries", Trump announced from the White House.

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A total of five people, including Scalise and the gunman, were injured in the shooting, according to multiple reports. The 51-year-old Republican from Louisianna was taken to George Washington University Hospital where he underwent surgery and is now listed as stable.

Scalise is stable and is expected to make a full recovery. Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. During a break in the gunfire, he said he ran for cover and went to render help to those injured.

"The gun was a semiautomatic", Brooks said.

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (Texas) said a member of his congressional staff was among the victims. "And we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good". "He is grateful for the courageous actions of the U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues".

He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his "hopes and prayers" are with Mr Scalise and others who were wounded.

The game began in 1909 by Rep. John Tener of Pennsylvania, who once played pro baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, among other teams.

"The heroes are the police officers who attacked the shooter and in doing so, quite probably, saved many, many lives", Barton said. "The House Sergeant at Arms and Capitol Police continue to investigate and deploy necessary police presence to ensure the area surrounding the U.S. Capitol is safe and secure for Members, staff, and visitors".

The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely.

Trump said that "many lives would have been lost without the heroic action" of the Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman.

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