The gunman who attacked a Wednesday morning congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, has died from his injuries.
President Donald Trump said in a statement from the White House that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the attack, was recovering from his injuries at a nearby hospital, along with two Capitol Police officers. At least two others were wounded in what Trump described as a “brutal assault.”
Trump said the FBI was continuing to investigate the case. Police outside the crime scene, at a local YMCA just south of Washington, D.C., said the situation was stable.
“We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans … that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good,” he said.