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Churches to hold vigils for shooting victims

At least five churches in Alexandria have announced community prayer services Wednesday night for people affected by the morning shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.

The nearest church, St. Andrew and St. Margaret Anglican, at 402 E. Monroe Ave., will hold a service at 7 p.m.

Immanuel Evangelical-Lutheran Church, at 1801 Russell Rd., is also planning a 7 p.m. prayer vigil.

Del Ray United Methodist Church will have a place for people to gather from 7 to 9 p.m. at George Washington Middle School, at 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., with a 7:30 prayer service.

Christ the King Anglican Church at 1801 N. Quaker Lane will have a service at 7 p.m. dedicated to praying for those affected by the event.

And the historic Christ Church, at 118 N. Washington St. in Old Town, will have a 7 p.m. service of “lamentation, hope and healing,” said the Rev. Noelle York-Simmons.

The FBI updates the list of people injured

Five people, including the gunman, were shot Wednesday morning and two others suffered injuries, FBI Special Agent in Charge Timothy Slater said in an afternoon update.

Rep. Steve Scalise, congressional staffer Zack Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and one Capitol Police officer were shot, Slater said. An additional Capitol Police officer was injured, and Rep. Roger Williams twisted his ankle while scrambling to the dugout when the gunfire broke out.

FBI: Suspect had been living in Alexandria area since March

Suspected shooter James Hodgkinson died at the hospital of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, FBI special agent in charge Tim Slater said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Slater said the alleged shooter had been in the Alexandria area since March and living out of a white cargo van near East Monroe Street. He asked local residents to share with the FBI any information about their interactions with Hodgkinson.

FBI seeks public’s help gathering information on suspected shooter

The FBI has distributed a poster seeking information about James Hodgkinson, the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting.

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Trump will not attend Thursday’s congressional ballgame

President Trump will not attend Thursday’s Congressional Baseball Game, according to a White House official.

The game will go on Thursday night as planned, and some members had suggested that Trump might appear at the charity game in the wake of the shooting at a Republican practice session in Alexandria.

But his attendance would pose major logistical challenges for the Secret Service, which would need to secure Nationals Park for the event on short notice if Trump attended.

Trump canceled his day of public events Wednesday in the wake of the shooting. It was unclear how his schedule would be affected Thursday.

Shooting at GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia: The latest
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)

Shots were fired in Alexandria, Va., this morning at a Republican congressional baseball practice. The latest as we learn it.

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