Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene

A man who had posted angry messages against President Donald Trump and other Republicans on social media opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday, wounding a senior U.S. House member and three other people, Reuters reported.

The gunman, a 66-year-old Illinois man, fired repeatedly at the men playing on a baseball field in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Reuters added.

He was wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene, and police said he later died.

Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was shot in the hip. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, a congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, according to Reuters.

Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said. One Capitol Hill police officer suffered a gunshot wound and another officer twisted an ankle, an official said, Reuters indicated.

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