Congressman Steve Scalise Shot In Virginia

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot In Virginia

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot In Virginia

Scalise is undergoing surgery in Washington, D.C. and is in stable condition. He is now in surgery and in stable condition, CBS News added. He said he grabbed Scalise's phone to call his wife. Capitol Police were also at the scene.

"Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts (and) in your prayers during this extremely hard time", Williams stated via his Tweeter account.

Paul told MSNBC that he was in the batting cage when he first heard one isolated shot and then a rapid succession of shots.

The Democrats were practicing at a field not far from the Republicans and Sen.

Texas Rep. Roger Williams was also hit and taken off in a stretcher, according to Chad Pergram of Fox News on Twitter. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot.

McConnell expressed gratitude for the Capitol Police officers on the scene as well as other first responders.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told CNN, people scattered when the shooting began. I see a rifle. and I see a little bit of a body.

Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich., said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot.

He said Scalise, 51, suffered "a hip wound".

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Security has been increased at the U.S. Capitol and at the White House following the shooting, ABC News reported. "And they were only 20 yards from the shooter", he said. As a member of the congressional leadership, Scalise had a Capitol police security detachment assigned to him. Officials said several other people, including members of Scalise's security team, were also wounded. All members of the GOP baseball team have been accounted for.

"Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capital police officers who took down the gunman, despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", Trump said. "The incident lasted for approximately 10 minutes". "At that point, people were dropping". Wenstrup, an Iraq War veteran and medical doctor, said they ran to Scalise on the field and "did what I did in Iraq".

"I can tell you firsthand Steve Scalise was extremely fearless and did what he was supposed to do to minimize any damage", Wenstrup added.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake told reporters some 50 shots rang out in the exchange of fire between the gunman - described as a white man with dark hair, in his 40s or 50s - and law enforcement officers. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn. The FBI and law enforcement officials say they have not yet identified a motive for the shooting. An ATF spokeswoman said a trace of the weapons would answer that question.

Right after the shooting, the President released a statement that said, "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely". "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who, along with a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force, was injured during the shooting. President Donald Trump confirmed that Hodgkinson was killed in the attack Wednesday morning. Barton said he was hiding behind the dugout as "dozens if not hundreds of shots fired".

Sen. Bernie Sanders said Hodgkinson "apparently" volunteered on Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

"We're safe & with police, everyone praying for GOP colleagues, staff & Cap police", Huffman tweeted. My prayers are with them. According to the game's website, former professional baseball player Representative John Tener of Pennsylvania, organized the inaugural event in 1909. "We must stand together in face of this bad news". Two of the members, U.S. Reps. The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., tomorrow night, June 15.

Paul continued to paint a bleak picture of the situation on the baseball field. "He asks that you keep those injured in this act of cowardice in your thoughts and prayers". He said the gunman was shot by members of the congressional protective detail.