Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice

Mark Walker was at the congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning where a fellow congressman, multiple aides and two police officers were shot outside of Washington D.C.

Brooks said it was pretty well known that Republicans would be practicing on the field, including being on legislator's calendars.

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, died in the hospital.

A staff member of Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, was among those shot, according to a statement from his office. There was no information on the staffer's injuries. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". NBC4 in Washington reported the shooter was in custody.

"We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip", added Brooks. Once they were able, Sen.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, a former combat surgeon in Iraq, was at the practice and described the scene to Fox News.

"We heard a very loud shot" during batting practice", Flake said.

Two Alexandria police officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter, according to Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown. Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre.

"I look around, and I see a rifle and I see a little bit of a body", he said.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, said several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Reports later confirmed them to be part of Scalise's United States Capitol Police security detail.

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At about 8:30 a.m., President Donald Trump released a statement on the shooting, saying he and Vice President Mike Pence "are deeply saddened by this tragedy". "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues".

"Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover", President Trump tweeted. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump tweeted.

A senior member of GOP leadership told ABC News that Scalise "was hit in the hip and should be OK". Neither was at the practice.

"One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle", Brooks said.

Representative Joe Barton, who was at the scene, told reporters the gunman was a middle-aged man who appeared to be white and was wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

"He continued to reload", Paul said of the shooter.

Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. "You can imagine, all the people on the field scatter". Giffords was shot in the head during a meeting with constituents in 2011.

A law enforcement official says the shooting in Virginia that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism.

Loughner pleaded guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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