Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

  • Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

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

Brooks said that he and other Republican lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game at the field in Alexandria which is located around 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the capital, Washington DC. Gibson was part of the protective detail for Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, who was majority whip at the time, the same post now held by Scalise. Conaway, Williams, Barton and Brady are safe. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. I hope the victims all make a quick and full recovery.

"45 minutes later, I heard in the background, baseball practice, shooting, and then I heard the word 'Congress, ' and I looked up, and it was the field that we practice at", Costello said. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one House aide, and three Capitol Police officers were injured. He added that his thoughts and prayers are with Steve Scalise, Capitol Police officers and congressional staffer all injured in the shooting.

Democratic Rep. Suzanna Bonamici called Wednesday's shooting a "cowardly, criminal act", and offered thanks to the Capitol Police officers who helped bring down the shooter Wednesday. In an address from the White House, President Trump said, "The assailant has now died from his injuries".

"It was scary", Barton said.

Scalise is the first member of Congress to be shot since former Arizona Rep. Alexandria police said a suspect was taken into custody and "not a threat".

"He ran around for quite a while with a leg wound, returning fire." . Federal authorities in a press conference said it was too early to tell anything about the incident, whether it was terrorism, targeted toward Congress or Scalise, or what exactly motivated it. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, drawing a bipartisan standing ovation.

We may have our differences, but we do well to remember in times like these that everyone who serves in our nation's capitol is here because, above all, they love our country.

The fact that Capitol police were only there because Scalise is a member of leadership has led other members to fear for their own safety. Kay Granger, R- Fort Worth, said in a statement.

He told CNN the shooter looked like a "white male. middle aged. a little on the chubby side".

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy, including those who were injured and the first responders who rendered immediate aid", said Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg. Grateful to our @CapitolPolice & #firstresponders. "Rep Ruben Kihuen, D-Nevada, said in a tweet, "@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP @SenateGOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting".

Two Capitol Police officers have been killed in the line of duty. The president is expected to speak live at 10:30 a.m.