House Majority Whip Steve Scalise critical, hospital says

House Speaker Paul Ryan named the two Capitol Police officers involved as David Bailey and Crystal Griner.

He appeared to be referring to Representative Brad Wenstrup, an Ohio Republican who is also a doctor and an Army Reserve officer. Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tysons Food in its Washington office.

"My prayers this morning are with my colleague, Rep. Scalise, and the other victims of this senseless and cowardly act of violence", U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, said in a statement.

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois.

"Authorities are searching his home in IL".

His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans, including President Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump made an evening visit to the hospital where a critically wounded USA congressman is receiving treatment Wednesday. Trump said all of them are in stable condition.

"He's a patriot and he's a fighter".

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Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business, which he dissolved on January 10, according to Secretary of State corporate records. Hodgkinson was an active social media user who had at least two Facebook pages on which he espoused his political beliefs.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy", Mr. Trump said.

"We are united. We are united in our shock".

President Trump visited Scalise in the hospital, writing on Twitter, "Just left hospital".

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign", Sanders said.

He also said he'd seen an image of members of the Democratic congressional baseball team huddled in prayer after learning of the shooting.

Shots rang out for more than four minutes in Nathan's video.

The charity game will go ahead as scheduled at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team.

Representative Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and said "saw the shooter".

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When the federal officers first began firing, those in the dugout weren't certain whether there was more than one shooter, Rep. Scalise was shot in his hip and underwent surgery; as of Wednesday afternoon, he was listed as being in critical condition.

Five people were injured when the gunman opened fire on the U.S. congressmen.

Two Alabama congressmen were on the baseball field when gunfire erupted Wednesday morning in Arlington, Virginia. DeSantis gave a similar account.

"All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot".

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

Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) told Wisconsin's WTMJ that he believed the shooting "could have been much worse" if Scalise had not been there, due to the security detail that protects him. Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was at the plate at the time, and Scalise was in the field at second base.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), who was at the practice, told the Daily News that he wanted to say "thank you" to both officers, pointing out that they fought against superior firepower, because the shooter had a rifle and they had only pistols. And we do it because we like to play baseball and try to recapture a little bit of our youth. "This is not good.' I said 'call for help'".

Brooks estimated that 50 to 100 shots were fired.

But the Alexandria shooting is a prime example of why we actually need less.

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The New York Times reported that the White House would not confirm that the president still had full confidence in Sessions . Russian Federation has denied any such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign with Moscow.

"It seems like today, anything can happen", he said.

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