Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

Trump says Scalise shooter is dead

America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting.

Brooks said the Scalise "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, has reportedly been identified as the shooter.

The FBI is taking over the shooting investigation, Alexandria police said.

"I haven't seen a moment like that since I've been here", McSally said.

Trump said everyone can agree that we are "blessed to be Americans" and that we are strongest when "we work together for the common good".

"Everyone on that field is a public servant", Mr Trump said. "Our fearless Capital police perform a challenging job with incredibly skill and their sacrifice make democracy possible".

Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader.

In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members was shot during the incident and was receiving medical attention.

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Brooks also said the shooter shot two officers working protective detail for the Congress members at the event.

Duncan said a gentleman asked him if it was the Republican or Democrat team practicing.

The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice.

The shooting occurred at a popular park and baseball complex in Alexandria, where Republican lawmakers and others were gathered for a morning practice at about 7am.

"Well it was one person and it's a Republican baseball practice with United States congressmen".

The Congressional Baseball game for charity will take place as planned on Thursday.

Brooks, who represents Alabama's 5th district, said he heard a "loud bam" as he prepared to take batting practice along the third base line of the baseball field at a high school in Alexandria, Virginia.

Gabby Giffords: "My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day". "When the facts come to light we will share what we can share", said Matthew R. Verderosa, chief of the U.S. Capitol Police.

Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson identified the wounded employee as Matt Mika. Officers who were injured during the incident were in good condition, according to a mid-morning report by Reuters.

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