Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field

A gunman who sprayed bullets at Republican lawmakers during baseball practice in a Washington DC suburb has died, US President Donald Trump said, BBC informs. 

House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was one of five injured in the early morning ambush at a park in Alexandria, Virginia.

The attacker, identified as Illinois native James T Hodgkinson, 66, was killed after a firefight with police.

The injured included two officers with non-life threatening wounds.

Hodgkinson was self-employed until recently and worked as a home inspector.

He had campaigned for former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

A Facebook account that appears to belong to Hodgkinson is filled with anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts.

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