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Trump: Officers who took down shooting suspect are 'heroes'

Trump: Charity baseball shooting suspect is dead (CNN Newsource)

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday the suspected shooter at a charity baseball practice is dead.

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Five people, including the third highest ranking House Republican were shot by a man identified by police sources as James. T. Hodgkinson.

Rep. Mo Brooks, a Congressman representing Alabama's 5th District, witnessed the shooting and told CNN that Rep. Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana) was on second base screaming. Brooks witnessed Scalise drag himself 15 yards away from second base before having his wound applied with pressure.

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona told reporters the shooter was armed with a rifle, and "had a lot of ammo."

Also among the injured: two Capitol Hill Police officers serving as a security detail, Zachary Barth - a legislative correspondent in Rep. Roger Williams' office, and Matt Mika with Tyson's Foods.

All of the shooting victims are expected to recover.

"He's a fighter," Trump said.

The FBI and local law enforcement officials say they haven't identified a motive.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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