Thursday, 22 March, 2018

Gunman shoots USA congressman, police at baseball practice

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"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip". All Capitol complex buildings remained open. Votes were canceled in the House of Representatives as members waited anxiously to get more news on Scalise's condition. The last time a lawmaker was shot was when Democratic Rep. The Democratic baseball team invited the Republican team to the Democratic Club Wednesday night for dinner.

Ohio Rep Brad Wenstrup, on his way to do a TV interview with CNN, gave a bear hug to Georgia Rep. Doug Collins in the hallway.

When the House convened briefly at noon, members filed in and took their seats. Nethercutt remembers it happening after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will be played as scheduled, prompting a standing ovation. But federal police officials continue to investigate the incident, which shook Washington and stirred calls for unity from Capitol Hill.

Flake, who maintained good relations with Obama during his presidency, rode Air Force One with Obama back home to Arizona for a service after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011.

"Scalise was playing second base, his position, and all of a sudden we heard a loud - what sounded like a gunshot, very loud and very close".

Members were visibly shaken by the events of Wednesday morning. They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

Trump is also crediting the congressman for bringing people together.

The House has returned to business after a gunman fired at a baseball practice, critically injuring a top Republican lawmaker and wounding several others.

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Raees, denied the wicket of Alex Hales on an lbw review, got his man for 13 when the opener sliced a drive to extra-cover. No, I think he have a little bit shin problem, but he's okay and bowling extremely well for us.

Hudson said that he was touched by a post in an Indivisible Facebook group - a group that aligns itself with Democrats - that celebrated that he was safe. He said that they also hoped to learn where the suspect's handgun and rifle had come from, and who had purchased them. The game is one of the longest running matchups when it comes to both politics and sports.

"I don't know if anybody was targeted. For eight years, I've been the catcher bantering with Steve Scalise when he comes up to bat a few times a game".

The timeline of the morning's event had been recounted over and over again. He had found an entry wound for the bullet, but couldn't find the exit wound, and was concerned about internal injuries. "The next thing I remember was somebody on the field yelling, 'Run, he's got a gun!'". "He was a sitting duck". "It was chaotic and afterwards it was very sad because there were so many people injured".

"You become numb to this until something like this happens", said Rep. Lou Baretta, a Pennsylvania Republican.

"We do it for really three reasons. It's very easy targets".

Capitol Police officers who were in Mr Scalise's security detail wounded the gunman, who later died of his injuries, Mr Trump told the nation from the White House. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected".

"You realize that probably, we need to do a little bit more when a bunch of us are gathered in one place", McCaskill says.

Some were already contemplating what changes could be made, a subject Sen.

Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter. I couldn't tell what was what. "This was a year we wanted to get even". I have been interested in it. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". "He will recover from this assault - and Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation, and frankly the entire world".


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