The shooter at this morning’s shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia has been identified and has died, reportedly at the hospital just after 9AM this morning.
James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Illinois man, has been identified as the suspect in the shooting at the Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, that left House Majority whip Steve Scalise and others injured, reports coed.com.
According to witnesses, James T. Hodgkinson fired dozens, if not up to a hundred, shots from the third base dugout at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, as the group was at batting practice around 7:00 A.M. EST. Hodgkinson began firing after asking the group if they were “Democrats or Republicans.”
Hodgkinson was eventually subdued by Capitol Police officers who were accompanying Scalise and was brought to a hospital for treatment. Hodgkinson has died from his injuries.
Along with Scalise, a congressional staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams and two Capitol Police officers were shot.