NH congressional delegation reacts to Virginia shooting

The Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30 am local time at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Williams said in his statement.

Kentucky Sen. Randding to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack".

A gunman opened fire Wednesday at a baseball practice game for Republican lawmakers in Washington.

Alexandria police said on Twitter that the shooter is in custody and is no longer a threat.

The shooter wounded multiple people early Wednesday, including Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip, and a staff member from the office of Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas.

(CNN) - Rep. Mo Brooks recounted horrific details from the shooting Wednesday in which House Majority Leader Steve Scalise and a number of others were wounded by a gunman apparently wielding a rifle.

"I was the first out to Steve", he recalled, explaining that Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a doctor, began to treat Scalise after the attack was halted.

In a statement, Bernie Sanders, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago, said Hodgkinson volunteered on his campaign.

Scalise was in a stable condition at George Washington University Hospital, a congressional aide told the Associated Press. Of those shot were reportedly aides to Scalise and officers with the U.S. Capitol Police. Paul told the network that Capitol Police officers saved many lives. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Several other people were also wounded, officials said.

"And I look around and behind third base in the third base dugout, I see a rifle", Brooks said. Hodgkinson's wife told ABC that her husband had been living in Alexandria for two months prior to the shooting.

"Please pray for my colleagues", Duncan said.

Scalise is the Republican majority whip in the House of Representatives - the congressman responsible for counting votes and maintaining party discipline.

He also said that two Capitol officers - a man and a woman - were shot and one of them was airlifted to the hospital. We are deeply saddened by the tragedy.

The gunman who shot a top Republican politician at a congressional baseball practice has died from his injuries, US President Donald Trump said.

"My thoughts & prayers are with my friend @SteveScalise, our @CapitolPolice, and all who were harmed this morning in #Alexandria".

  • Leroy Wright