President Trump Responds to Congressional Shooting

He was in stable condition and having surgery.

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

Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted - "This morning the hearts of the whole House are with @SteveScalise, the courageous Capitol police, staff, and all those who were in harm's way".

Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old IL man identified as the gunman, died a short time later, President Trump announced late Wednesday morning.

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

She called the Capitol police public servants and heroes.

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, who coaches the team, said he wasn't injured but that a member of his staff was and is receiving medical treatment. "Because we are being tested right now", Ryan said.

"While we don't yet fully know the motive behind this shameful act of evil, there is no doubt the heroism of the Capitol Police saved lives this morning", said Shimkus.

He then said the man was shooting at the third baseman, then at Congressman Steve Scalise from Louisiana, before turning the gun towards a crowd of fleeing players.

A suspect is in custody and has been named by USA media as James T Hodgkinson, 66, of IL. T. Hodgkinson. The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman and author who is doing a book tour for his new book: Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless.

During a press conference, Capitol Police said they are exploring all angles for a possible cause. "They shot the shooter", said Barton.

Alexandria police Chief Michael Brown said officers are investigating the incident, which was reported shortly after 7 a.m. local time and occurred at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, about 8 miles south of the Capitol, three miles south of Ronald Reagan National Airport.

The suspect was taken into custody at the Del Ray-area baseball field after exchanging gunfire with U.S. Capitol Police officers, two of whom were wounded in the incident.

Democrats preparing at their own baseball practice prayed for their Republican colleagues when news broke.

"It was a very unifying prayer", Katko said. The man wasn't carrying anything, DeSantis said. "I told him they were Republicans".

U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (South Carolina) recounted a similar story, saying a man approached him as he was leaving the field and said, "Excuse me, sir, who's practicing today?"

Davis, who was at bat at the time of the shooting, said he hopes Wednesday marks a turning point in how lawmakers engage in the future.

A witness outside the Alexandria, Virginia ballpark where five people were shot Wednesday captured dramatic video of the attack on his cell phone. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". It was not immediately clear how many of those were law enforcement officers.

"These were our brothers and sisters in the line of fire".

"We didn't know if there were other shooters that had us surrounded and would come into the dugout", Arizona Sen.

The attacker was said to be armed with a rifle and using a dugout for protection.

Scalise, No. 3 in the House of Representatives Republican leadership, was shot in the hip at the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.

The Vermont senator said real change can only be achieved "through nonviolent action, and anything else runs against our most deeply held American values".

Rep. Martha McSally says the congressional baseball game will take place as scheduled Thursday night. McSally says the announcement was met with a standing ovation.

"This is a shock wave to anyone who has loved ones who serves", Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin) said.

Barragan was practicing with her fellow Democrats on Wednesday morning for the upcoming baseball game when she was informed of the shooting at the Republican practice field. "And we just stayed in touch over the years".

The victim of that shooting, Gabrielle Giffords, is no longer in Congress and has waged a years-long struggle to recover.

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