In an announcement from the White House, U.S. President Donald Trump said the suspected gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers on Wednesday had died from injuries he received after being shot by police at the scene. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump said the suspected gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers on Wednesday had died from injuries he received during the shooting. "The assailant has now died from his injuries," Trump announced from the White House. The suspected gunman opened fire on the Republican lawmakers while they were practicing near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others, police and witnesses said. Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody. Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an Ohio congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. Five people were taken from the scene to hospitals, Alexandria's police chief, Michael Brown, told reporters. Two of the wounded were Capitol Hill police, witnesses said.