Cell video released of GOP baseball practice shooting

Cell video released of GOP baseball practice shooting

Davis, a Republican from IL, credited U.S. Capitol Police officers on the scene of Wednesday's shooting outside Washington D.C. He said had they not been there, it "would have been a massacre".

Hodgkinson was identified as the gunman, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Illinois.

Wenstrup praised Capitol police for taking out the gunman and the emergency responders who showed up at the scene quickly.

Just after 7:00 a.m. this morning, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among five people shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Joining him, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said: "We are not one caucus or the other in this House today, but we speak for each other in saying that we send our thoughts and prayers to our colleague Steve Scalise". Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and appears based on his online activity to have been a fervent opponent of President Donald Trump.

In an interview with NewsChannel 5, Rooney said, "I'm in a little bit of a shock because I've never experienced anything like this before".

"It's pretty well known in the neighbourhood who those folks are on the baseball field", said Mr Brooks.

During the baseball practice, a gunman opened fire and Wenstrup immediately went into medical mode, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said on CNN. "But in this case, Officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said.

The suspect was a staunch Bernie Sanders supporter who reportedly targeted the congressmen due to their political affiliation and publicly advocated violence against the GOP in the past, notes The Hill.

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

They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats.

The annual Congressional baseball game will go on as planned Thursday night at Nationals Park in the US capital. The team was taking batting practice when a gunshot rang out and chaos erupted, lawmakers on the scene said. Without the Capitol Police Officers' bravery this morning, the results may have been different. In the field, I see Rep. Scalise is shot but moving, and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield.



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