Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 16:32
In the aftermath of the shooting, which left the gunman dead and several others wounded, including Rep. Scalise of Louisiana, details have emerged about the two officers and their actions during the deadly shootout.
MedStar Washington Hospital, which is treating the congressman and Griner, said Scalise is suffering from fractured bones and injured internal organs.
Scalise underwent a third procedure and second surgery for his gunshot wound Thursday.
Hodgkinson, from IL, died in hospital of gunshot wounds sustained in a gun battle with Capitol Hill police.
Scalise, from Louisiana, serves as the Majority Whip in the House of Representatives.
Speaking before Central American leaders at a prosperity and security conference organized by the State Department and Homeland Security Department here, Pence said he and President Donald Trump were "deeply saddened" when they received the news Wednesday.
In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members, legislative correspondent Zack Barth, was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention.
A list of Republican lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson's body, CBS News reported, citing an unidentified USA official.
The targeted lawmakers were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, a charity competition against a team of Democrats. Congressional and law enforcement sources described it as a "deliberate attack".
On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the guns found at the scene of the shooting as a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle.
"We're all praying for him", House Speaker Paul Ryan said during the interview right before the game, adding that Scalise's wife "Jennifer and the kids are here".
"Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend", Trump said. He's a patriot, fighter. Trump only alluded to the shooting indirectly while voicing support for the victims.
Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries, as did a congressional aide, and they have been released from hospitals.
"We are united. We are united in our shock".