Trump says Scalise badly injured, will recover

Trump says Scalise badly injured, will recover

He said Scalise crawled out of the outfield leaving a trail of blood, and that he was given liquids and put pressure on a chest wound.

Law enforcement has identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, according to a federal law enforcement sources. T. Hodgkinson of IL.

A lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods was among the victims, though there was no immediate word on his condition.

The shooting occurred at a park in Alexandria, Va.

He said he saw a U.S. Park Police helicopter depart with two victims and at least one ambulance leave with police protection. Trump called for unity, saying we are strongest when "we work together for the common".

Shortly after the shooting, Bernie Sanders, the former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign previous year.

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville said he heard a gunshot and was told to run - and that's what he did - as he and more than a dozen of the colleagues were practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday morning at a ballfield in suburban Washington D.C.

"Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime and the assailant has now died from his injuries", Trump said from the White House.

Scalise's office said in a statement that the congressman is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition. 5 or more hit including GOP Whip steve scalise.

Sen. Jeff Flake says the gunman in the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise had "a rifle of some sort" and "a lot of ammo". Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.

Man in shooting was standing off third-base side of field
Police said five people were medically taken from the scene, including two Capitol Hill police officers and an aide to Rep . Mo Brooks (R-AL), who was there when the shooting happened, told CNN "there must have been 50 to 100 shots fired".

The event left the Capitol horrified and stunned. The House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee also canceled a scheduled meeting to debate gun legislation.

A congressional source says the injured include two Capitol Hill police officers, the gunman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana.

He is avid baseball fan and has played on the congressional team since he entered Congress.

"We were taking batting practice".

Flake said that Scalise "dragged himself about 15 yards off of there near second base on the field, laying motionless out there".

Brooks described chaotic scenes after Scalise was shot.

King, in his remarks at the shooting scene, said it was impossible to separate the hyperpartisan climate in Washington - especially people protesting Trump - with Republican members of Congress being fired upon at a baseball practice.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier tweeted that Scalise was shot in the hip and is expected to survive. They shot the shooter. I just want to thank our security detail because they saved our lives ... "50 [shots] would be an understatement, I'm quite sure", he said.

"It was scary", Barton said. "We took cover and and that's probably even much it". My son Jack got under a SUV.

"My hopes and prayers are that Representative Scalise, congressional staff and the Capitol Police Officers who were wounded make a quick and full recovery", Sanders continued.

Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice
She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto , drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Brooks said Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with "a hip wound". "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman".

"We didn't know whether to run". A congressional staffer was also injured.

After the gunfire stopped, Sen.

Mr Scalise apologised for the speech and said he was unaware of the group's racial philosophy when he agreed to speak as a state legislator. "And Trent looks over, he says, 'It's a shooter'".

Four Texas congressmen who were practicing for Thursday's game, an annual tradition between Democrats and Republicans, are confirmed to be safe.

"He was just very calm". Scalise hit. Other staffers hit.

California lawmakers began offering support Wednesday morning after Rep.

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire said she was "horrified by violence at congressional baseball practice". Six people were killed in the attack.

White House press secreatray Sean Spicer tweeted the president and Vice President were aware of the situation. But I got Steve Scalise's phone and I called his wife.

"We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers", reads the statement.

USA attorney general to testify in open hearing
Trump's personal lawyer also challenged Comey's account, saying the president never asked for the investigation to be dropped. The Senate Intelligence Committee is evaluating possible ties between the Trump team and Russian Federation .

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