GOP baseball shooter is dead
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 23:51
Members of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation were heartbroken and angry over the shooting at a Virginia baseball field Wednesday that injured one of their colleagues.
Alexandria police said earlier that they were responding to a "multiple shooting".
Reports are claiming the shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice this morning is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill., according to law enforcement officials.
Capitol Police officers, part of Scalise's security detail as a member of House leadership, were injured in the shooting.
"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", Brooks said.
McSally says House Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement, just hours after a gunman opened fire early Wednesday on members of Congress who were practicing outside Washington D.C. for the charity baseball game.
Trump said, "Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".
"I want to pause and extend our thoughts and our prayers for the well-being of Whip Scalise and our colleagues, police and staff who are attacked by a gunman this morning in Virginia", Royce said in his opening statement.
Critical condition means a patient has unstable vital signs and could be unconscious.
Two sources also say at least one Capitol Police officer was also shot.
"I know that the shooting in Alexandria this morning is all on our minds", Engel said. George Washington Hospital said it had received two people from the shooting, including one who died - believed to be the suspect. Scalise is the House Majority Whip and represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. Scalise's office later said he was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. He said the shooter was "taken down".
Sen. Rand Paul asserted that the large number of Capitol Hill police in attendance at the practice were able to stop the shooting from being much worse.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he's grateful for the Capitol police, including the security detail that works around the clock to keep him and his wife, Elaine, safe.
In a brief interview in a Senate hallway, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "I think everybody handled it well and things seem to be under control".
New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond said in a statement: "We are saddened by this act of violence". Brown said, "We consider this incident to be a closed incident, under investigation". Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected. Gabby Giffords was targeted by a gunman in 2011.