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Shooter identified after US politician Steve Scalise, aides shot

A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington early on Wednesday, wounding several people including senior Republican leader Steve Scalise, before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said

A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near Washington, DC early on Wednesday, wounding several people including senior Republican leader Steve Scalise, before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said.

Police have identified the suspect who later died from his injuries.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Alexandria, Virginia.