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Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

15 June 2017, 01:25 | Cynthia Sparks

The other wounded are identified as House staffer Zachary Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika, and two members of Scalise's security detail; Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

Local Congressmen say they are sending their thoughts and prayers to their colleagues, staff and Capitol Police officers who were shot Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington.

The White House issued a statement after the shooting saying Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had been briefed on the incident.

The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson, from IL, was also wounded after trading fire with police.

Flake said Scalise was playing second base and dragged himself off the field after being hit.

"If you get up and run you know you're in sight of the shooter and he can try and take you out", he said.

On Twitter, he described Mr Scalise as "a true friend and patriot" who was "badly injured but will fully recover".


House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot during a baseball training (file photo). He also confirmed the shooter has died from his injuries.

Rep. Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and "saw the shooter".

One congressman says he's going to start carrying a gun in public.

A police officer was hit by the gunman after he got out of a parked auto and drew a handgun, according to Filous. "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer. Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of two Capitol Hill police officers who took down the gunman during a very, very brutal assault.

According to Williams' office, the Republican baseball team regularly practices at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria starting at about 6:30 a.m. Williams has served as the team's coach since he joined Congress in 2013.

The shooting occurred as several Congressional members and aides were on the field for practice ahead of the annual baseball game, scheduled for Thursday.



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