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Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

He screamed, then dragged himself to the grass outfield as a trail of blood streaked across the dirt.

The shooter, 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, was pronounced dead at a hospital following a shootout with police. "Obviously, everyone in Washington, D.C., is no doubt rattled by this". Green said his office got threatening phone calls after he called for President Donald Trump to be impeached. "Shot him in the left hip". "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the No. 3 job of House whip several years ago.

Brooks told CNN that during batting practice he heard a "bam" and then a quick succession of shots and saw the gunman shooting through the holes in a chain link fence.

A Republican congressman on the party's congressional baseball team fought back tears Wednesday as he reflected on his teammates' camaraderie in the face of horrific violence. The man thanked him. Deputies found Hodgkinson with a hunting rifle on his property where he was apparently engaged in target practice, Watson said.

Scalise as the number three Republican in Congress had a security detail present at the time of the shooting.

As the shock wears off, many on Capitol Hill have now turned to thinking about the implications of what happened and the lack of security for our elected representatives. The House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee also canceled a scheduled meeting to debate gun legislation.

"The Capitol Police protects all of us, takes risks for us", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "Because we are being tested right now", Ryan said.

North country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and her staff are accounted for and safe after a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice involving congressional Republicans.

"That's the misperception about Congress and about Washington that leads to this political rhetoric that is not true", he said.

Ryan said Thursday's charity baseball game at Nationals Park will be played.

The issue, he said, is with the "the one person out of 10 thousand or 50 thousand or 100 thousand" who actually seeks to channel that anger into violence. But Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., raised the ominous prospect that the incident may have been politically motivated, saying that a man who appeared to match Hodgkinson's description approached him and others in the parking lot of the Alexandria, Va., baseball field to ask whether the practice involved Republicans or Democrats. Jeff Flake and I don't know who else - and I follow on their heels a few seconds after. Someone was hurt, someone was shot, they needed help, I had a belt, I took it off. Shots rang out for more than four minutes in Nathan's video.

"It was scary", Barton said.

'He just said, 'I hope that this does bring more unity, ' and he wanted me to pass on certainly his regards if he wasn't able to get to Steve or others before me that he was praying for their good health, ' Flake said, CBS reported. "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues". Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who sometimes practices with the team, was also identified as one of the victims, and Sen. Scalise was in stable condition.

After the gunfire stopped, Sen.

Also shot were a congressional staffer and members of the Capitol police force. "And I said it's the Republican team".

"I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses,"' Schaumleffel said. "He just came up and gave me a hug", Meehan said.

The San Diego congressional delegation-none of whom were at the shooting scene-took to Twitter shortly after the shooting. He added that at least two officers fired at the gunman. The gunman wasn't spraying bullets but rather taking aim, so there was a "little bit of time between shots".

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