Monday, 24 September, 2018

Top House Republican Seriously Wounded in Shooting at Baseball Practice

Francis Olson | 15 June, 2017, 20:52

He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. President Trump says those officers are heroes.

"Congressman Scalise is a friend, and a very good friend".

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted "our thoughts and prayers are with all affected", shortly after learning about the shooting. Of those shot were reportedly aides to Scalise and officers with the U.S. Capitol Police.

The majority whip was wounded along with four others.

The FBI said it was not now looking for other suspects, though Slater cautioned that he does not know where the investigation will lead.

"See us play terribly as we usually do", Donnelly said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are searching Hodgkinson's home in IL, he said. A US Capitol Police officer who was also hurt in the gun attack was also receiving treatment at the facility, situated about three miles northeast of the White House.

"He wasn't evil", an acquaintance of Hodgkinson's, Dale Walsh, said Wednesday.

The attacker later died of injuries sustained in a shootout with police. Capitol Police were also on hand because Scalise was present, NPR's Scott Horsley reports, and exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene.

Authorities say there is no clear motive yet for the shooting. A helicopter arrived to medevac at least one victim.

The FBI is "exploring all angles" in the case, Slater said, responding to a question about whether the attack was an act of terrorism.

"House Democrats praying for our House GOP [and] Senate GOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting", Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen, D-Nev., wrote on Twitter. A public event that had been scheduled by Trump at the Labor Department on Wednesday afternoon was canceled.

Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines
We continue to learn, everything we did was calculated, but Pakistan had played on the wicket previously and that helped.

"God is so good to get me out of there when he did".

Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said was later evacuated by helicopter.

Scalise was playing second base at a congressional baseball team practice Wednesday morning when he was shot.

CBS News say the weapons used were a handgun and an M4 Assault Rifle. Jeff Flake of Arizona.

'This person evidently had some issues - I don't think it was a Democratic, Republican issue, I think he just had an issue, ' he said.

"We had three members of Congress take shelter in our apartment", he said on a live stream, as sounds of emergency vehicles could be heard.

Hodgkinson had raged against Trump on social media and was a member of anti-Republican groups on Facebook including, "The Road to Hell Is Paved With Republicans", "Terminate The Republican Party", and "Donald Trump is not my President", a search of his Facebook profile showed. It is a privilege to serve with someone who cares so deeply about the people whom we are both honored to represent.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voiced concern for the members involved and thanked the Capitol Police for their response.

The shooting occurred during a baseball practice for a traditional baseball game involving members of Congress, according to broadcast reportgs.

Williams said that Senator Jeff Flake turned his belt into a tourniquet for Barth while Williams went to comfort Jack Barton, son of Rep Joe Barton.

"I told him they were Republicans". This is a city recreation area, YMCA right beside it.

Matt Mika, director of government relations for Tysons Foods, was also shot, according to a statement from the company.

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