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UPDATE: Illinois man identified as gunman in Virginia shooting, died from injuries

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UPDATE: NBC News is reporting the gunman in the Virginia shooting at a congressional baseball practice has been identified as a 66-year-old man from Illinois.
James T. Hodgkinson allegedly opened fire on the baseball practice, injuring at least one member of the House of Representatives - Rep. Steve Scalise.
In a statement made by President Trump, the President says Hodgkinson has died from his injuries. 
PREVIOUS: Multiple people were shot Wednesday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, including a member of Congress. 

The shooting happened in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street. It's not clear how many people were injured, but police are calling the incident a "multiple shooting."

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was among those shot, NBC News confirmed.

An apparent witness to the event, Benjamin Childers, wrote on Twitter that someone opened fire on a baseball field where congressional Republicans were practicing and he heard many shots. 

“We had three members of Congress take shelter in our apartment,” he said on a live stream, as sounds of emergency vehicles could be heard. “The three weren’t shot.” NBC was reaching out to him for comment.

A baseball game was scheduled for Thursday, according to Roll Call

Police say the suspect is believed to be in custody. 

Police are advising residents to stay away from the area. 

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