Congressmen Reportedly Shot At Early Morning Baseball Practice

Hodgkinson worked as a home inspector.

He was charged in April 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle but the charges were later dismissed, records show.

Trump said the police officers took the gunman down after they were wounded.

At least two Florida congressmen, reps.

"50 (shots) would be an understatement, I'm quite sure", Flake said when asked about the total amount of gunfire, including police returning fire. He thanked them for their "heroic actions" against the gunman.

House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said Scalise's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening and that a member of the security detail was also shot. One of his staffers, as well as a few Capitol Police officers, were injured as well.

"We are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish". An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'.

Williams confirmed Wednesday morning that Barth was shot "but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery".

The game will go on at Nationals Park stadium Thursday night at 7 p.m.

The staunch conservative is among the lawmakers leading the drive to repeal former president Barack Obama's signature health care law, among other top Republican priorities.

Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said five people transported to local hospitals, including the suspect - identified as 66-year-old as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Rep. Steve Scalise's wife, Jennifer, to offer his support to the family.

Governor Doug Ducey: "Thoughts and prayers for @SteveScalise + all affected in senseless event this morning". Scalise was later said to be stable and undergoing surgery.

"Two of the Capitol Police officers who basically saved our lives were shot".

U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (Texas) said a member of his congressional staff was among the victims.

Democrats were scheduled to practice later on Wednesday but that was canceled after the shooting.

President Trump called Wednesday for Americans to come together in the aftermath of a "terrible" shooting outside Washington, D.C., that wounded a Republican member of Congress and four others. Gabby Giffords was shot in January 2011. As we continue to gather information, Tracy and I would like to send our prayers to my friend and colleague, Steve Scalise, as well as members of the security detail and congressional staff who were injured.



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