Congressman in critical condition after GOP baseball shooting

Hospital reports House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition following politically motivated attack on GOP congressmen.

Gary Willig,

U.S. President Trump shakes hands with Scalise
U.S. President Trump shakes hands with Scalise
Reuters

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition after being shot during a practice session of the GOP congressional baseball team Wednesday morning, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where the congressman is being treated.

Representative Scalise was wounded when James T. Hodgkinson, 66, a former volunteer for Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign, opened fire on the team of congressmen and their staff at approximately 7:00 AM Wednesday morning, local time.

Four other people were wounded in the shooting. One of the victims is in good condition, according to Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

Hodgkinson's Facebook page fearured pictures of former Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and rhetoric against US President Donald Trump. One post reads: “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”

Hodgkinson later died of wounds he received when law enforcement officials captured him.




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