House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Shot

Written by Larry Crippen. Posted in Local News

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Shot

Published on June 14, 2017 by Larry Crippen

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip by a gunman who started firing a rifle at a practice congressional baseball game near a YMCA in Alexandria, Virginia this morning.  Two Capitol policeman and a Capitol Hill staffer were wounded and taken to area hospitals.  The gunman was shot, arrested and transported by police to a hospital and has died.

Congressman Scalise was also transported to the hospital and was reported to be in stable condition.  Law enforcement authorities are investigating the incident.

The name of the shooter has been released–66-year-old James Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois.

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