Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

15 Juin, 2017, 13:45 | Author: Come Portier

Zack Barth, a staffer shot in the leg, ran in from the outfield and landed in Williams' arms. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) was organizing the move.

3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was shot in the hip and was receiving care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his office said.

A lone gunman, identified by authorities as James T Hodgkinson, aimed at GOP lawmakers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

"After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots", said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when shots first rang out.

The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". I will be joining my colleagues for a security briefing and prayer meeting as we continue to monitor the situation.

Luckily, Congressman Scalise of Louisiana had two armed security detail traveling with him.

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But on Wednesday, the president found out first hand that the job includes doing things like reassuring the country and providing it with information in the midst of chaotic events, including announcing that the shooter was dead and giving information about Scalise's condition. Online, Hodgkinson has posted several anti-Trump political comments. His death was announced later by President Donald Trump. "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer.

The annual Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park, pitting members of one party against another. He said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort. a lot of ammo". "I was playing third base, and Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and I made a decision to try to get on the road a little early to beat the traffic", said Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

"The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", a statement said. Shelley Moore Capito. All three praise the actions of the Capitol Police, who brought down the man now identified as the gunman.

- Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc and former staffer for two former Republican representatives, was shot in the chest, according to witnesses.

Michigan Congressman Fred Upton didn't release a statement, but posted on facebook and twitter saying "My heart is going out to my friend Steve Scalise, his family, & all my colleagues, staff, & fearless law enforcement who were injured in the shooting this morning".


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    She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto , drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Arguing for a more progressive federal income tax, Hodgkinson was known to have attended protests in his hometown as well.

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