EXCLUSIVE: Congressional Baseball Shooter Dies At Hospital
James T. Hodgkinson, the alleged shooter at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, died at 9:15 a.m. at George Washington University Hospital, a source with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Caller.
The Daily Caller has confirmed the identity of the shooter.
Hodgkinson allegedly shot at congressmen as they were practicing for an annual charity game. The shooter, 66, shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer Zack Barth, two Capitol Police officers, and lobbyist Matt Mika. The Capitol Police officers, who were part of Scalise’s security detail, returned fire. Hodgkinson died from injuries sustained during the shootout.
A GW Hospital spokeswoman told TheDC that a patient admitted from the shooting died at the hospital. The spokeswoman would not confirm the identity of the individual. (RELATED: Gunman Opens Fire On GOP Baseball Practice, Congressman Shot)
President Donald Trump confirmed during a Wednesday press conference that the shooter died. Scalise is out of surgery and in critical condition. Barth is in stable condition and both of the Capitol Police officers are expected to survive, according to NBC. Mika is in critical condition.
Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was present at the practice and said it “would have been a massacre” without the Capitol Police present.
Update: Rep. Scalise’s status changed from stable to critical.