Reports: 66-year-old James Hodgkinson named as suspect in congressional baseball practice shooting

A police officer mans a shooting scene after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington in Alexandria, Virginia, June 14, 2017.
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Police named 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, as the suspect in the congressional baseball practice shooting on Wednesday morning, multiple outlets reported, citing law enforcement officials.

Police reported one suspect in custody following the shooting, which injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others.

The FBI has not identified the suspect.

The gunman who carried out the attack was reportedly armed with a rifle and a scope. GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among several who were reportedly hit.

Scalise’s office said in a statement that the congressman is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital. He was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery, the statement said.