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.

Qatar Airways says service 'unaffected' by Gulf ban
Qatar has sent a letter to the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) governing council in an effort to resolve the dispute.

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".

Related News:

  • Heinrich: "You're impeding this investigation".

    And yet Sessions recommended President Trump fire the FBI Director because James Comey just wasn't right for the job. As a longtime senator from Alabama, Sessions will be granted some degree of deference, at least from Republicans.

    Turnbull says Melbourne siege "a terrorist attack"

    A woman was held hostage by a suspect who was later shot dead by police in a volley of gunfire in the apartment block. On arrival, police discovered the body of an apartment employee - an Australian born Chinese man - in the foyer.
    A Texas congressman's staffer was shot at an early morning baseball practice

    A Texas congressman's staffer was shot at an early morning baseball practice

    Mo Brooks (R-AL) describes what he witnessed when a gunman opened fire near the third-base dugout: "I see a rifle ..." Rep . In a Tweet , Trump said that Scalise was "badly injured but will fully recover".
  • House Majority Whip, others shot at congressional baseball practice

    House Majority Whip, others shot at congressional baseball practice

    The victim of that shooting, Gabrielle Giffords, is no longer in Congress and has waged a years-long struggle to recover. Mika's family said the lobbyist was shot multiple times and was in critical condition and in surgery.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staffers shot near Virginia baseball field

    Joe Barton, still in his baseball uniform, told reporters a shooter came out to the practice and opened fire, shooting at Rep. According to a spokeswoman for the Alexandria Police department, the gunman had been shot and was taken to a local hospital.

    Ex-aide shot at Va. baseball practice had ties to Staten Island

    She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down. Mika is being treated at George Washington University Hospital in critical condition, law enforcement sources told News4.
  • 76ers Exercise $1.58M Option On Robert Covington For 17-18

    76ers Exercise $1.58M Option On Robert Covington For 17-18

    If Covington can sustain that intensity on defense next season, he should be in line for a nice raise from the Sixers-or a competing club-in the summer of 2018.

    Tory-DUP deal announcement 'to be delayed due to tower block tragedy'

    Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron has told May that the door remains open for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU. The DUP does support Brexit, but does not agree with every aspect of the government's approach to date.
    Pakistan to remain neutral in the gulf crisis

    Pakistan to remain neutral in the gulf crisis

    On Monday, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker told CNN he was "disappointed" by the U.S.'s stance in the dispute.
  • Iran's Security Forces Kill 'Mastermind' Behind June 7 Tehran Attacks

    Iran's Security Forces Kill 'Mastermind' Behind June 7 Tehran Attacks

    On Thursday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif criticized the language and rejected the condolences on Twitter . He concludes by threatening the royal family of Saudi Arabia and promises, "after Iran , it will be your turn".

    London tower block blaze claims at least 6 lives

    He and his cousin have family living on the 18th floor of Grenfell and wanted to make sure they were OK. Police wouldn't let him through when he arrived but eventually he made his way inside.

    Global Perfluoroelastomer Market 2017 - Industry Growth, Size and Share to 2021

    Various micro- and macro-economic factors governing the global Desktop CNC Machines market has been mentioned in the report. The worldwide market is analyzed and data provided for each disease sub-segment.


Most liked

Germany and France say Britain could change its mind over Brexit
At present, Mr Macron continued, it takes 48 hours to remove content, when most of the harm is done within the first two hours. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Mr Schäuble said: "The British Government has said we will stay with the Brexit".

Merck KGaA (MRK) Earns Neutral Rating from DZ Bank AG
Hendershot Investments reported 0.24% in Merck & Co., Inc. 9,004 were reported by Rice Hall James And Limited Liability Company. It improved, as 66 investors sold MRK shares while 603 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 609 raised stakes.

Did Lebron James deserve to be voted NBA Finals MVP?
But for all the talk of a super team stacked with all-stars, the Warriors last night underscored their depth. The Cavs and Warriors have been to three straight Finals. "We're champions.

More than 100 IS fighters attack Iraqi forces in Mosul
The Mosul offensive started in October with air and ground support from a US-led worldwide coalition. The food was provided by a non-governmental organization for the iftar .

Pakistan win toss, opt to field against England
Pakistan had collapsed to 162 for seven chasing 237 against Sri Lanka but, two days on, there was no repeat of that batting slump. They have, however, gone with newcomers Fakhar Zaman and Fahim Ashraf, who have played two games and one game respectively.

Six dead and more than 20 critical after London tower block fire
Police confirmed a cordon was being enlarged amid fears the tower could collapse with debris already falling about the area. After the fire broke out it should have beencontained to a few flats as per modern building norms in the UK.

Golfer Dustin Johnson's Wife Paulina Gretzky Gives Birth to Second Child!
Johnson, 32, leads the field with 7-1 odds of winning this year's tournament, according to WestGate SuperBook. The last player to successfully defend a US Open title was Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989.

Box Drive Lets Users Access Cloud Files From Their Desktop
Box just made it a little easier to access your files while you're at your computer. This is a "very powerful proposition for most corporate IT environments".

Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury deliberations
Last week, Pulliam gave a similar statement to ET, again making it clear that she doesn't "condone or support sexual assault ". Cosby, who is legally blind and carries a cane, has arrived in court each day with someone from the world of entertainment.

Passenger from Saint Lucia arrested at JFK after cocaine find
Customs and Border Protection says the woman traveled from Saint Lucia to New York City on Tuesday. Stanley's behavior resulted in a K-9 dog being deployed, at which point the cocaine was discovered.

Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity
Our courageous Capitol Police performed a challenging job with incredible skill and their sacrifice makes democracy possible. She said he was using a long gun and exchanging fire with law enforcement officers, one of whom yelled for her to get down.

Durant powers Warriors over Cavaliers for title
He scored 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James said in a press conference screened on nba .com: "I'm not happy he won his first - I'm not happy at all".

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot in Mass Shooting at Virginia Baseball Practice
Brooks said it was pretty well known that Republicans would be practicing on the field, including being on legislator's calendars. Two Alexandria police officers exchanged gunfire with the shooter, according to Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown.

GSW win 2nd title in three seasons after victory over LeBron's Cavs
There hasn't been a coaching change in more than a year, which is an incredibly rare occurrence for the league. But a Durant dunk about four minutes into the second sent the sold-out hometown crowd into a frenzy.

Six dead in London tower block fire
The tower was built in the 1970s and recently subject to a $10.9 million redevelopment, according to property firm Rydon . He said it seemed as if the fire had been going off for at least 30 minutes before the building's fire alarms went off.