Police are releasing information about the suspected shooter in the attack. They now know the man is James T. Hodgkinson. Watch the video below as reporters interview a friend of the shooter. His description of James Hodgkinson says he was a happy-go-lucky guy who wouldn't back down from anyone.
An armed man has opened fire on a group of Republican Congressmen in Washington. The shooting took place while the Congressmen were at a baseball practice.
The Capitol Police was on scene at the time. They immediately began to return fire on the suspect. Watch the video below for more information about this horrific event.
Hodkinson is believed to be 66 years old and is from Belleville, Illinois. He was wounded in the exchange of gunfire by Capitol Police and is died at the hospital.
It has been reported to police by witnesses that the man asked bystanders if the baseball players practicing were Republicans or Democrats. Soon after, he opened fire on the helpless victims.
Rand Paul was also present at the practice. He told reporters shortly after that if the police had not already been on the scene that it would have been a massacre.