USA congressman Steve Scalise shot at Virginia baseball practice

Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise R-La. speaks with the media on Capitol Hill Wednesday

The Congressional Baseball Game, which Republican members and staffers were practicing for when a gunman wounded five Wednesday morning - including Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La. - will go on. He said more people would have been injured had the officers not been on site.

Trump announced that the alleged shooter, identified to CNN from federal law enforcement sources as James T. Hodgkinson, died of his injuries.

Brooks said he took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on a staffer who was shot in the leg.

Police have shut down numerous roads surrounding the baseball diamond. Both are "doing good", Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa said. "Had they not been there it would've been a massacre", Sen.

Mr Scalise is said to be in a stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.

Update, 9:50 a.m: Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup, an Army veteran who served as a surgeon in the Iraq war between 2005-2006, told CBS that it "felt like I was back in Iraq as a surgeon". Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said.

President Obama, however, showed up in 2015 - before an important trade vote - and brought two dozen beers, brewed at the White House, to gift to the winning team.

The shooter, a 66-year-old IL native named James T. Hodgkinson has died from his injuries, according to President Donald Trump.

We feel so deeply about the things that we fight for and the things that we believe in. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected".


Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Neither was at the practice.

"Finally, the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of United States congressmen and other folks", Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told FMTALK1065.

Brooks said a helicopter landed in the field to evacuate one of the most wounded in the shooting.

Rep. Steve Scalise, was among those shot in Alexandria, Virginia. "The gunman was over by the third base dugout with a clear view of the field".

"We said it was Republicans and he kind of started walking to the field", Representative Ron DeSantis told Fox Business Network. "It continued to fire at different people".

"It's not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don't have a weapon yourself", Brooks said.

One witness said she never saw the attacker's face but cowered in fear as the sound of the gunshots appeared to come closer, as she walked her dogs near the baseball field. He said he did so to ensure that she would not find out about the shooting through the media.

Brooks said the return fire distracted the gunman until he was downed by the officers.

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