Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

by Marta Holmes June 15, 2017, 1:24
Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

A gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice near the United States capital, Washington early on Wednesday.

Mr Scalise, 51, the number three House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, is in a stable condition and undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

"We may have our differences but we do well in times like these in times like these that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country", said Trump, speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room.

Some reports also suggest that the shooter's social media includes anti-Trump postings.

None of the lawmakers representing Iowa was at the practice.

Barton, the team manager, said he took cover behind a dugout when the shooting started.

"The news we received this morning, is something you never, ever want to hear", Sen.

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Mr Scalise was shot in the hip. "In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield".

"It was at least 10 minutes with dozens and dozens and dozens of rounds fired by the gunman", Flake said.

Police also said that the suspect is in custody and there is no threat.

Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. He said he grabbed Scalise's phone to call his wife. Brooks added that he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims.

"The Congressional Men's Baseball Game - and the Congressional Women's Softball Game - are two of the few truly bipartisan events left on Capitol Hill, and we will not be deterred by this senseless act of violence", Rep. Bustos said. Zack Barth, an aide to Rep. Williams, was shot but is expected to make a full recovery.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman said he was not at the practice.

"Please pray for my colleagues", Duncan said. We are very fortunate that the Capitol Police were on the scene, and that the Alexandria Police Department and first responders who also arrived nearly immediately.


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