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AP: Scalise shooting updates

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A police officer stands by an automobile with a damaged driver's window at the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot.
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WASHINGTON — The Latest on Trump and reaction to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local):

11:52 a.m.

President Donald Trump is calling for unity after a shooting that injured a top House Republican leader.

Trump says in a televised statement from the White House that while the political parties may have their differences, it’s worth remembering that everyone who serves in Washington is here because they love the United States.

Trump says everyone can agree that we are “blessed to be Americans” and that we are strongest when “we work together for the common good.”

Trump says the wounded congressman, Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, is in stable condition.

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11:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the assailant in the congressional shooting has died from his injuries.

Trump said Wednesday morning that the gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, had died. The assailant has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson.

Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Officials said several other people were also wounded. Trump said Scalise “was badly wounded and is now in stable condition.”

Trump praised the “heroic actions” of the Capital Police at the scene.

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11:43 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Rep. Steve Scalise’s wife, Jennifer, to offer his support to the family.

Trump calls Scalise, the House majority whip, a very good friend and says he is a fighter and a patriot.

Trump offers his own prayers to the Scalise family, and says the entire world is also praying for them.

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