Anti-Trump Gunman Responsible for Virginia Shooting Has Died

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UPDATE: A 66-year-old Illinois man has been identified as the suspect in the shooting of a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, injuring at least one member of the House of Representatives.

James T. Hodgkinson allegedly opened fire at a field in Alexandria, Virginia, several law enforcement sources told NBC News. More than a dozen GOP lawmakers were there with staff.

The law enforcement officials said the shooter was heard asking, "Are these Republicans or Democrats?" That has raised questions about the gunman's political motivations. But officials at the scene said that piece of the investigation remains unclear.

Other law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation told NBC News that at this point there's no indication that the shooter has ties to international terrorism.

In this undated file photo, James Hodgkinson holds a sign during a protest outside of a U.S. Post Office in Belleville, Illinois. 

In this undated file photo, James Hodgkinson holds a sign during a protest outside of a U.S. Post Office in Belleville, Illinois. 

The alleged shooter was injured in a shootout with police, including two members of a dignitary protection unit of the U.S. Capitol Police.

A total of five people were taken to local hospitals, but it was not clear if there were others injured.

The police officers appeared to be in good condition, and none of the victims had life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Hodgkinson was pronounced dead sometime after the shooting.

Witnesses said the gunman opened fire with a rifle from the third-base side of the diamond. 

The Republican lawmaker was standing at second base when he was hit in the hip. After dragging himself to safety, first responders later transported him to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., where he was in stable condition and underwent surgery.

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