James T. Hodgkinson has been identified as the shooter who opened fire on Republican members of Congress Wednesday morning at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, the Washington Post reports.
Hodgkinson, 66, is from Belleville, Illinois, the newspaper reports. A motive for the shooting is not yet known.
The gunman was shot by two Capitol Hill Police officers who were at the scene as a security detail for Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Majority Whip, who was among those shot. The two police officers were also wounded, along with a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas. Scalise and the officers are expected to survive.
Witnesses described the gunman as being a white male. Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN the shooter was a “middle-aged” man “a little bit yon the chubby side.”