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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UPDATE: House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise shot

(Photo: Fox News)
DEVELOPING -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot in the hip and is expected to survive. 

UPDATE: Rep. Scalise is currently under going surgery and is in stable condition. 

President Trump has just announced that the assailant has died of his wounds.

The identity of the shooter is James Hodgkinson. It is unknown if he was acting alone and security in D.C. is at 911 levels. It is expected, but not yet confirmed, that the shooting was politically motivated.

President Trump has called the Steve Scalise's wife and will be speaking to the public.

The shooting is reported to have begun around 7:15 a.m. ET and lasted about ten minutes. Others in Scalise's security detail were also shot.

Scalise was preparing for tomorrow's baseball game and was at a ball field in Alexandria, Virginia. This is an annual game between  and is taken quite seriously.

Scalise became Majority Whip last year in a special election. 

Rep. Ron DeSantis was also at the game. He said someone approached him and asked them if they were Democrats or Republicans.

There were at least ten staffers at the game.

The shooter was taken down by a security agent who was himself shot by the shooter. It is believed the shooter has been shot and has been taken to a local hospital.