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A gunman opened fire on Republican congressmen and their aides during a baseball practice ahead of Thursday’s annual Congressional Baseball Game. Five were shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), on the Alexandria, Va., baseball field.

A few hours after Wednesday’s attack, President Trump addressed the nation from the White House.

There, Trump revealed that the shooter, identified as Illinois man James T. Hodgkinson, died from his injuries:

RELATED: The shooter who opened fire on Republicans has been identified and his Facebook page is filled with anti-Trump posts


Two law enforcement officers were said to have sustained injuries while trying to take the shooter down. The president thanked them for their service:

This story is still developing.

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