Multiple People Shot in Del Ray Section of Alexandria

President Trump makes a statement at the White House after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Local media has identified the shooting suspect as James Hodgkinson of IL.

Hodgkinson, who worked as a building inspector, volunteered for the Mr Sanders' unsuccessful presidential campaign previous year.

The shooter later died from his injuries in hospital, according to a tweet from President Donald Trump.

"The heroes on the field - the Capitol Police - prevented more injuries and death by their swift actions", he said.

He was helped by other members of Congress, including Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio. After medical personnel arrived, he said he retrieved Scalise's phone and made the first call to Scalise's wife to notify her of the shooting.

Special agents with Capitol Police, David Bailey and Krystal Griner, were also among those injured.

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The hospital said after the surgery that Scalise remained in critical condition.

A year ago, Scalise and other Republican leaders blocked gun control legislation from coming to a vote on the House floor following a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Police also said that the suspect is in custody and there is no threat. "He's a patriot and he's a fighter". He will recover from this assault - and Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly the entire world.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the hospital at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday night, bringing with them bouquets of flowers for the shooting victims.

Witnesses reported that James Hodgkinson, identified by authorities as the man who carried out the attack on congressmen as they practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game, was firing a rifle when the attack began. In the field, I see Rep. Scalise is shot but moving, and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield. The annual game has been played since 1909, and McSally said lawmakers applauded the announcement at an all-members meeting.

In a chilling detail that suggests the violent incident was politically motivated, congressman Ron DeSantis said the man approached him and his Republican colleague Jeff Duncan before the shooting and asked a chilling question.

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