Suspect in Congressional shooting identified, has died from injuries

James T. Hodkinson is the primary suspect in the Wednesday shooting at a Congressional charity baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo: St. Clair County Sheriff's Department)

A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified as an Illinois man named James. T. Hodgkinson.

Speaking from the White House Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump reported that Hodgkinson, 66, had "died from his injuries."

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who said he was "sickened by this despicable act," made a statement that Hodkinson apparently volunteered on his campaign, according to the Associated Press.

In a screenshot from Hodkinson's Facebook, a picture of Sanders can be seen as his cover photo.

Majority Whip Scalise, of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington.

Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter at the time of the attack, later taking the man into custody.

In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said.

The FBI and local law enforcement officials say they haven't identified a motive.


This story is developing and will be updated.

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