Attack on United States lawmakers: What we know

Ebony Scott
June 15, 2017

The assailant later died after the incident.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent who sought the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said he had been told that Hodgkinson had served as a volunteer with his campaign. Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". He was identified as James.

USA president Donald Trump said in a Twitter message that Scalise, "a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

A statement issued by President Donald Trump said the situation was being monitored.

3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was shot in the hip.

Illinois Congressmen Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and John Shimkus are members of the congressional charity baseball team, but LaHood and Shimkus were not at the practice.

The couple brought two large bouquets of white flowers for the injured lawmaker's wife, as well as for Crystal Griner, a US Capitol Police officer also wounded in the gun attack.

"People blaming the Virginia shooting on Shakespeare (but not easy gun access) have got to be the most ridiculous people on earth", she wrote. The man thanked him.

"This is exactly why there's a lot of fear of even doing town halls at this point", he said.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), who was in the dugout, said the gunman had a high-powered rifle.

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The shocking event left the Capitol horrified and stunned.

Ryan condemned the shooting and praised the Capitol Police on the House floor later Wednesday. The House's top Democrat Nancy Pelosi echoed Ryan's message.

Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted - "This morning the hearts of the whole House are with @SteveScalise, the fearless Capitol police, staff, and all those who were in harm's way".

Policemen work at the site of the gunshot at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia state, the United States, on June 14, 2017. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), one of nearly two dozen Republicans who were getting ready for Wednesday's Congressional baseball game.

The managers of the Democratic and Republican charity baseball teams say Thursday's game will go on as scheduled. Scalise is out of his first surgery, according to a Scalise aide.

Brooks said he saw the man only for a second, and that he was shooting from a chain link fence behind the third base position on the field where the congressional group was holding an early morning morning practice ahead of a game against Democrats this week. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also injured.

Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-Alabama), lauded the bravery of the two Capitol Police officers, saying that despite being wounded, they returned fire in an effort to protect the congressmen.

There, they all heard the news, Representative Scalise had been shot.

The man who shot and wounded four people at a Republican baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, had two guns in his possession, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed. "He hit Steve Scalise", Barton said.

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