USA lawmaker, others in hospital after shooting at baseball practice


Davis was interviewed on CNN, still in his baseball t-shirt, with blood on his elbow and hand. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staff, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", he added. Alexandria police say other officers arrived three minutes after the first 911 call and two of them joined the gunfight, according to USA Today.

Witnesses at the scene described the chaos, saying there were dozens of shots fired.

"Steve Scalise is a wonderful person, a close friend, and a great leader".

The official was not authorized to discuss an investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The FBI and local law enforcement officials say they haven't identified a motive.

In a statement, Trump said that he and Vice President Mike Pence are "monitoring developments closely". WATCH: Sen. Jeff Flake talks to reporters about shooting Speaker Ryan identified the wounded Capitol Police officers as David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

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The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team.

The Capitol Police officers who were injured are "in good condition and have not suffered any life-threatening injuries at this point", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at the news conference. "My heart goes out to him, the other victims involved, his family, and the courageous law enforcement officers injured in this tragic incident", state Sen.

House Republican Steve Scalise and four other people were hospitalized Wednesday after a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Brooks said he heard Scalise scream.

Scalise's office said he was in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

President Donald Trump said the alleged gunman had been killed.

The bravery and quick response of U.S. Capitol Police prevented Wednesday's shooting at a Northern Virginia baseball field from becoming a "massacre", congressmen at the center of the terrifying ordeal said.

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The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. And I see a little bit of a body and I then hear another "blam" and I realize that there's an active shooter.

Lawmaker Brooks described Scalise dragging his body across the pitch to get away from the shooter while the firing continued.

The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. The game has been played for 80 years, and Doyle said it will go on as planned.

"You never expect a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone in Iraq, but this morning it did", Wenstrup said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Both officers engaged the shooter with their sidearms, commanding him to drop his weapon as they returned fire. Flake, of Arizona, said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide. He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media.

"The encounter I had in the parking lot was very, very odd", DeSantis said. "I held a cloth over the wound to stop the bleeding as Brad was getting some kind of scissors device to cut through the trousers to try to have better access to Steve Scalise's wound and his hip".

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