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Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball

Gunman Opens Fire As Members Of Congress Practice Baseball”

- "has now died from his injuries after a shootout with police".

The gunman, a 66-year-old IL man, fired repeatedly at the men playing on a baseball field in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Hospital officials said Wednesday afternoon that Scalise was in critical condition. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

"Marty, our photographer, saw him raise the gun for the first time, the rifle, but he said he thought, 'Why in the world is somebody bird-hunting out here at this time, '" Flake said.

He said someone had used a belt as a tourniquet on him.

The events left the capital horrified and stunned, and prompted immediate reflection on the current hostility and vitriol in American politics.

President Trump reacted to the shooting.

Trump later visited the hospital where Scalise was recovering.

The House made a decision to not hold any votes on legislation Wednesday, and many hearings were delayed. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said.

Senator Bernie Sanders condemned the shooting and said the suspect "apparently volunteered" on his presidential campaign.

Bailey and Griner were protecting House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who is one of 10 Congress members who have a protective detail due to his leadership role as the third-ranking Republican in the House.

Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent working for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, was among those shot as well, according to a statement from Williams. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said several other people were also hit, including two law enforcement officers. But Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., raised the ominous prospect that the incident may have been politically motivated, saying that a man who appeared to match Hodgkinson's description approached him and others in the parking lot of the Alexandria, Va., baseball field to ask whether the practice involved Republicans or Democrats.

A final practice before a charity baseball game, Republican members of congress, staffers, and security fielding balls in a community park just outside of Washington, DC.

Hodgkinson's apparent Facebook page included strong criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

He is an avid baseball fan and has played on the congressional baseball team since he entered Congress in 2008.

The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. At least two others were also wounded.

"I kept telling people 'stay down, '" he said hours later.

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who was at the practice, told reporters he was at bat when the shooting happened. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Lawmakers took cover in the dugout.

"This is a charity baseball game", Barton said. "I was about 20 yards away from the shooter", Palmer said.

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said in a tweet that he was practicing with the Democratic congressional team in Washington D.C.at the time of the shooting.

Representative Jeff Duncan told how he had encountered the apparent gunman in the vehicle park who asked him which party's lawmakers were on the field.

Former congressional aide Matt Mika was also wounded.

Mika's family released a statement Wednesday confirming that he "was shot multiple times, is in critical condition, and is now in surgery". Scalise - the House Republican Whip - was traveling with a small security detail. Gabby Giffords was targeted by a gunman in 2011.



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