He repeatedly praised the Capitol Police officers and first responders who quickly mobilized to the softball field where the Republican baseball team was practicing ahead of Thursday night's charity game against a Democratic team.
Brooks said that Scalise, 51, was down on the ground with what Brooks described as "a hip wound".
Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was shot in the hip. An F.B.I. agent working on the case said it was too early to determine a motive for the shooting, the New York Timesreported. The Louisiana Representative, other members of Congress, and staff were present.
"I am alright. This morning was one of just a handful of practices I haven't made it to. Thank you to the Capitol Police officers who demonstrated incredible courage, and by their quick action saved lives", he said.
Dr. Seuss museum opens to the public
Springfield, Mass .is the hometown of Theodore Seuss Geisel, the author who's nickname eventually became the legendary Dr. Seuss Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.
Monk in as Middlesbrough's new boss
Reading FC boss Jaap Stam has become the latest manager to distance himself from taking on the vacant Leeds United job, according to his agent.
SCO welcomes Pakistan as full member
PM Modi spoke on the need for enhancing connectivity in the region, adding it was key to boosting trade and investment. The SCO summit is being held in Astana , the capital of Kazakhstan.
Justices strike down citizenship law over gender differences
Unwed American mothers, meanwhile, are only subject to a 1-year US residency requirement to give their children USA citizenship. After oral argument , the justices were deadlocked 4-4, which left the lower court's ruling in the government's favor in place.
IOS 11 Brings FLAC File Support to iPhones and iPads
For the first time in years, Apple Inc . will use its annual developer conference to tout not just its software, but hardware too. And this year, the iPhone 5 , iPhone 5c , and fourth-generation iPad, have all fallen off the supported devices list.