Cipher Brief Expert View: GOP Baseball Shooting is Domestic Terrorism

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The FBI is investigating why a gunman opened fire Wednesday on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding four people including a senior lawmaker.

The shooter — identified by the FBI as James Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old Illinois man — was fatally shot by police who were at the scene. Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was shot in the hip, and three others were also wounded. As a member of House leadership, Scalise has a protective detail from the Capitol Police.

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