UPDATE: Scalise in critical condition after surgery

UPDATE: 1:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington hospital says the congressman shot during a baseball practice is in critical condition following surgery.

MedStar Washington said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that Rep. Steve Scalise "was critically injured and remains in critical condition." It provided no further details about him.

Scalise was among several people wounded when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington. The attacker was shot and later died.

The hospital said another victim of the shooting is in good condition. It did not identify the victim.


UPDATE: 10:45 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a press conference, President Trump says the man accused of shooting five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise has died.

A statement from the White House says 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. died from his injuries.

Investigators say Hodgkinson opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, VA just after 7:00 a.m. eastern time. Hodgkinson allegedly shot Scalise, along with four other people including two Capitol Police officers, before he was shot.


ALEXANDRIA, VA (AP) -- Five people are taken to the hospital after a gunman opens fire at an Alexandria baseball field, during a practice for Republican lawmakers.

A government official says the suspect in the shooting is 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Ill.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is one of the five shot, including two Capitol Police officers and at least one aide.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says it is looking at two weapons that may have been involved in the shooting.

Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger was not at the baseball practice this morning. A spokesperson for the representative says he is not participating in the annual charity baseball game that was scheduled for tomorrow.

It is unclear if that game will still be held.