U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the most powerful Louisianian in Congress in decades, was badly wounded early Wednesday at a Republican baseball practice by an Illinois gunman who apparently was carrying a partisan grudge.

Scalise was shot in the hip while standing near second base during batting practice for an annual charity congressional baseball game that pits Republicans against Democrats.

Scalise, who remained in critical condition Wednesday evening and will require more procedures, was the first of four people hit. A Capitol Police officer, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist also were shot by 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, who was fatally wounded when officers returned fire. 

Below you can read more about all facets of the story -- the scene, the gunman, reaction, about Scalise and more.


THE SCENE

-- In Washington suburb, frayed nerves over a massacre averted

-- Shooting of Steve Scalise at congressional baseball practice: Breakdown of scene

 

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-- Steve Scalise shooting: Intense scene captured in video as gunfire rings out at baseball field

-- Steve Scalise shooting audio: Listen as police rush to respond to frantic scene

-- Video: Sen. Jeff Flake gives detailed account of shooting of Steve Scalise: We 'dove into the dugout'


THE GUNMAN

-- Steve Scalise shooter's run-ins with law include March complaint over firing rifle near homes

-- What we know about James T. Hodgkinson, suspect killed after Steve Scalise shooting


REACTION

-- Landrieu: Attacks on elected officials, first responders 'an attack on democracy'

-- Our Views: Steve Scalise shooting, a national nightmare on a field of dreams, will not divide Americans

-- To honor Steve Scalise, LSU sending baseball hats, t-shirts lawmakers will wear during game

 

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ABOUT SCALISE

-- Democrats and Republicans alike agree: 'You can't help but like' Steve Scalise

-- Stephanie Grace: A bipartisan friendship plays out in Congress, and on the baseball diamond

-- Steve Scalise joined Republican baseball team soon after joining Congress


TIMELINE

-- Steve Scalise the 12th member of Congress shot in 8 incidents since 1900