Local congressmen say they are shocked, saddened by Alexandria shooting

Law enforcement officials identified him as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from IL.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), who is also on the Democratic Congressional Baseball team, tweeted - "Deeply saddened and praying for Rep. Scalise & all the others who were shot".

Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-Alabama), lauded the bravery of the two Capitol Police officers, saying that despite being wounded, they returned fire in an effort to protect the congressmen.

The hospital also said another victim of the shooting is in good condition but it did not identify them. "Our courageous Capitol police perform a challenging job with incredible skill", Trump said.

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a press conference, President Trump says the man accused of shooting five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise has died. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and appears based on his online activity to have been a fervent opponent of President Donald Trump.

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.

U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two wounded police officers do not have life-threatening injuries. His family said he was shot multiple times and was in critical condition and in surgery. "My thoughts and prayers go to Congressman Scalise, the injured staffers and law enforcement officers who were hurt by this senseless act of violence".

The Congressional Baseball Game has been held since 1909 to raise money for various local charities, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, the Washington Literacy Center and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Mr Scalise, a representative from Louisiana, is the House of Representatives Majority Whip, making him the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House. "He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery", Williams said on Twitter.

While he won't speculate on a motive, Johnson said social media allows the American people to see what happens inside the political and governing arena.

His family said in a statement late Wednesday that they expect Mika to remain hospitalized for at least several days.

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