Local lawmaker provides aid during Virginia baseball shooting

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill in 2015

They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the annual congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

"I don't see the need for that to change, although we definitely have to be more vigilant about security going forward", Krishnamoorthi said. "If you belong to the gym, they think 'well, that's a perk you shouldn't have, '" said Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, the manager of the Democratic team.

Brooks described Scalise dragging his body across the field to get away from the shooter while the firing continued.

"I went in and I landed on a congressman, who I don't know who it was, and that probably saved my fall from breaking something", he said.

"I held a cloth over the wound to stop the bleeding as Brad was getting some kind of scissors device to cut through the trousers to try to have better access to Steve Scalise's wound and his hip", Brooks said.

He released a statement saying, "my prayers are with my good friends and D.C. roommate Steve Scalise".

He also said that lawmakers and others were lucky that Capitol Police were at the scene.

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Someone yelled to get in the dugout - and LaVor dove for cover.

"So we finally got - somebody said that the gunman was down".

Representative Joe Barton, who was at the scene, told reporters the gunman was a middle-aged man who appeared to be white and was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

"Suffice it to say that our officers acted, I believe, heroically today", Verderosa said.

She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Speaker Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

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Then, after a pause, the gunshots came in quick succession and the horror unfolded in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, home to many federal workers, lawyers and lobbyists who commute across the river to Washington.

After the gunfire stopped, Sen. Flake, of Arizona, said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide.

That's no metaphor. Costello plays shortstop for the team, which means if he was ready to ride on time, he would have been next to Scalise in between second and third base.

Investigators say Hodgkinson opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, VA just after 7:00 a.m. eastern time.

"He was just very calm".

The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. "I am thankful that the shooter was apprehended by law enforcement quickly, and his deadly intentions were not fully realized", Patrick said.

Lawmakers were stunned in the aftermath of the event, which raised questions about the security of members of Congress.

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