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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition, hospital says”

Scott Pelley will anchor the "CBS Evening News" from Washington tonight and the program will expand to an hour to accommodate coverage of the shooting that left five people wounded and sent Scalise to the hospital for surgery after being shot in the hip.

"It is clear to me, based on eyewitness accounts, that without these heroes, Agents Bailey and Griner, many lives would have been lost", Ryan said during a speech from the House floor.

James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

After the shots subsided, several people tended to Scalise.

A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Chuck Fleischmann told ABC News that he would be joining his fellow lawmakers to play in Thursday's annual charity game.

President Donald Trump also praised the reactions of the emergency services during an address to the country from the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

Another post, from Y 2015, was aimed at Mr. Scalise, according to reports.

Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected to the House in 2008.

In a statement, Scalise's office said he had been "in good spirits" prior to entering surgery.

"I said, 'hey dude, you're shot!' He said, 'don't worry about it, it's not a big deal", Brooks recalled.

Some of the anger, the lawmakers said, was being fed by social media and attacks against members.

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, right, walks behind House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, middle, on November 15, 2016.

Brooks said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot.

He was in stable condition, said two different senior-level GOP aides.

Rep. Williams, who is one of the coaches, said the Republican baseball team holds its practice every morning at 6:30 a.m.at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria. A congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer were also wounded. "I never saw a shooter", Fleischmann said minutes after the gunman was taken into custody.

"He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues, ' they explained". "Scalise's security detail and Capitol Hill police immediately began to return fire and Alexandria police also immediately came and began to return fire", he said.

"It was a very unifying prayer", Katko said.



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