US House Majority Whip among others shot at congressional baseball practice

US House Majority Whip among others shot at congressional baseball practice

In all, five people were taken to hospital, including the suspect, Alexandria police said. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Brooks said he took off his belt and used it as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding on a staffer who was shot in the leg.

Law enforcement has confirmed that 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois native, was the shooter at baseball practice for members of U.S. Congress in Alexandria, Virginia. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters. With bullets flying, those Capitol police officers reportedly rushed toward Scalise, exchanging fire with the suspect, reports CBS News. "I see a rifle, I see a little bit of a body.and then I realize that there's an active shooter", he said, describing the moment he realized there was a shooter. "He had a lot of ammo".

Rep. Steve Scalise and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot.

"One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle", Brooks said. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Once the gunman was down, Flake ran to Scalise and tended to him.

Trump praised Scalise as "a very good friend" and "a patriot", telling him that "you have not just the prayers of the entire city behind you, but the entire nation and frankly the entire world". "They were in the middle of the ball park", he said. Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition".

Brooks said even after one of the officers was wounded, he limped toward the outfield in an attempt to help Scalise.

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Fellow Republican Mo Brooks, Representative for Alabama, said the majority whip from Louisiana was on the ground with "a hip wound".

The sergeant at arms is an officer of the House of Representatives with responsibilities for law enforcement, protocol and administration. According to Williams' tweet, he is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.

"We were doing batting practice", said Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Trump offers his own prayers to the Scalise family, and says the entire world is also praying for them.

The Congressional Baseball Game has been hosted since 1909, played between members of the U.S. House and Senate with proceeds from the game benefiting several charities.

At 9:45 a.m., he was on his way to a briefing on the shooting and as yet has no official comment, staff in his D.C. office said.

At least five people were injured in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. "We jumped in the auto and left the scene at that point".

Thankfully, the security detail opened fire on the gunman with their service revolvers, hitting the gunman and taking him into custody. "I am grateful for the courage of the Capitol Police and their quick actions this morning".

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