Congressman, officers shot at Virginia baseball park

Trump described Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, as a "very good friend" and "patriot", telling him: "America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting".

An officer at the scene told Hodgkinson to shoot safely, given there were nearby homes, and the 66-year-old said he would, Fleshren said. The gunman was taken into custody and later died of his injuries. Richmond played baseball in college and kicked off his congressional career with a one-hitter in 2011 and has been the game's dominant player pretty much since then.

Several Democratic lawmakers say they have received threats following the shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.

Thanks to the heroism of the Capitol Police, all those injured are expected to fully recover.

Congressional aide Zachary Barth, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, and Capitol Police special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey also were wounded in the rampage.

The shooting took place at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighbourhood of Alexandria, across the Potomac River from Washington.

"I was batting. We heard a loud noise", Davis said.

Federal investigators are conducting emergency traces on two firearms - a rifle and a handgun - in connection with the shooting, an ATF spokesman tells NPR's Carrie Johnson.

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His brother Michael told The New York Times that "he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff". We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded, and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol Police officers. He later added that they had "acted heroically today".

The House made a decision to not hold any votes on legislation Wednesday, and many hearings were delayed.

He was scheduled to appear at the Department of Labour to sign an executive order.

Scalise was shot in the hip and was undergoing surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Ahead of his visit, a White House official said Trump may only be able to visit Scalise's family, which has gathered at the facility, since the lawmaker himself remains critically ill. Scalise was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after surgery. Nathan told ABC News that he had just arrived at the dog park when he heard the first shot.

Hodgkinson also had arrests in his background for a series of minor offenses and at least one more serious matter.

"We take safety very seriously".

The shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m., while lawmakers were practicing their hitting and fielding a day before the annual charity congressional baseball game pitting Republicans against Democrats.

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Sanders released a statement Wednesday morning condemning the shooting , stating he was " sickened by this despicable act ". Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, and his social media accounts reveal he was no fan of President Donald Trump .

President Donald Trump later confirmed that the suspect died from injuries suffered in a gunfire exchange with Rep. Scalise's security detail, which lasted almost 10 minutes.

NPR's Scott Detrow reports that a staff member from Williams' office was wounded.

"Unfortunately no one could get to Scalise, because Representative Scalise had been shot, because there was a fence dividing us and it was sort of a killing field", said Sen. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this awful shooting.

"It's so easy to attack Congress and members of Congress", he said.

There was talk of "unity and tone, and the importance of us to come together on what is said and how it is said", Jenkins said.

Gillibrand said she hopes the outcome of the tragedy will be unity, where "we put our partisan differences aside and recognize that we are all here for a common objective".

"I don't think about it every day".

The commissioner of Major League Baseball on Wednesday threw his support behind congressional members' decision to move forward with a charity baseball game in the wake of a shooting at a GOP baseball practice.

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