Newswire: GOP baseball shooting blamed on Kathy Griffin, Snoop Dogg, Shakespeare

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, an aide to Texas Rep. Roger Williams, and two Capitol Police officers were shot early this morning in Alexandria, Virginia, after a gunman opened fire during baseball practice by a GOP congressional team. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment, with Scalise’s office reporting that he is in stable condition and “good spirits” after being shot in the hip. The two wounded officers are reported to be stable as well, but two other unidentified victims are said to be in GW Hospital in “critical condition.” One of them is believed to be lobbyist Matt Mika, though information on his condition has not yet been released.

Police exchanged gunfire with the shooter—since identified by police as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill.—and wounded him. In a statement delivered at 11:30 a.m. ET, Donald Trump announced that Hodgkinson had …

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