The Moment Democratic Baseball Team Got News of GOP Shooting

Until recently, Hodgkinson ran a home-inspection business out of his house in southern IL.

If not for the intervention of Capitol Police officers, he added, the shooter might've killed dozens.

Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity and praised the police, while Trump in an address from the White House said that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise.

The other people who were injured were: Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tysons Foods, who is in critical condition after being shot twice in the chest; Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was shot in the ankle; and Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, who was shot in the calf.

"I stopped the practice and told everybody to come into the dugout", Doyle said, and then he shared the news.

Flake said two members of Scalise's security detail were wounded, and another man was wounded in the chest. They were set to be joined by Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.

She said the shooting went on for "quite a while".

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Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office. Scalise is so unassuming and low-key that Louisiana politicians have often joked about his security detail.

The gunman, 66-year-old Steve Hodgkinson, was shot by a wounded DC police officer and he later died. Green said his office got threatening phone calls after he called for President Donald Trump to be impeached.

As businessman Trump rose to become the Republican Party nominee in the 2016 presidential election, his brash style and outspoken views on immigration and other policies led to mass protests, including on the weekend of his inauguration in January. And this security person stepped out of a Suburban and had a handgun and yelled, 'Drop your weapon!' And the person shot that guard, and he or she fell in front of us. "He's a patriot. And he's a fighter".

Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson as being "very cordial".

An attack on one was an attack on all, Ryan and Pelosi emphasized.

The gunman who opened fire on congressional Republicans during a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday is from IL, sources told NBC News. "It makes you feel vulnerable", said Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., a pitcher on the baseball team.

"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 saw the shooter clearly with his rifle, aimed and shooting around one corner of a building", he said in a video statement. DeSantis gave a similar account.

Gunman dead after attacking congressmen at Virginia baseball field
He's been so kind to me personally and really, sincerely, helped me get my offices set up and establish myself in this body. The multi-minute mayhem concluded with the gunman dead and a senior congressman in critical condition. "We're all brothers.

The last sitting member of Congress who was killed in the USA was Sen.

"I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders told the Senate after learning of the gunman's role in his campaign.

The Washington Post first reported the suspect's identity. But in the hours after the shooting, the president, whose pugnacious style has come to define this era of bruising partisanship, avoided any mention of the political debate surrounding the shooting. Let me be as clear as I can be - violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. "It's got nothing to do with partisan politics".

The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighbourhood of Alexandria, across the Potomac River from Washington. Virginia, where the shooting happened, has more permissive laws regarding firearms.

"He was dragging his body from the second base infield to the outfield to get away from the shooter while all this firing was going on", he said.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told CNN "it would have been a massacre" without Capitol Hill Police. "Scalise is the whip, but out there on the field, we treat each other like we're back in high school again".

The NRA's slogan, that "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun", deserves rethinking.

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