Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

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Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

The two agents opened fire and were able to take down 66-year-old shooter James Hodgkinson all while suffering from injuries themselves.

Senator Bernie Sanders condemned the shooting and said the suspect "apparently volunteered" on his presidential campaign.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in an interview with CNN that Scalise was the only Congressional member shot and that it took about 10 minutes to take the shooter down.

"He always talked about becoming a police officer, and I remember when he first shared that he was working in Washington, D.C., and that he was a police officer he was so proud", Brooks said.

Brooks said he and others in the dugout aided a wounded staffer until officers began firing back at the shooter.

"I was on my front porch and that is when I heard the first round of shots". "I don't know how you look at security for individual members.

As we pray and as we wait, more detailed descriptions of the heroic actions of the Capitol Police continue to emerge", McCarthy said in a statement.

Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire. "They put themselves in harm's way every day and run to the sound of the gun".

"Everybody would've died except for the fact that Capitol Hill police were there", Paul said.

"When they returned fire, the situation changed from a massacre to a shootout", Moolenaar said on a media call Thursday. And he's trying to drag himself through the field and out into the outfield.

Choking up as he spoke, Barton recounted a similar scene.

The Congressional Baseball Game - a longstanding bipartisan tradition in which Republicans play Democrats for charity - will take place as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Scalise, popular as a representative at the state and federal level in typically-red Louisiana, was known for stating he wanted to pull Republican leadership "as far right as possible."

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), an Iraq veteran, said that after Hodgkinson fired at them with a rifle, he came out from behind a building with a pistol.

"In active shooter training, you need your officers to immediately and quickly and professionally act - per their active shooter training", Dine told me. "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around".

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot and wounded in 2011, tweeted in support of the victims of Wednesday's shooting and described Capitol Police as "public servants and heroes". Both are expected to survive. Scalise was shot in the hip with the bullet fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding.

"She always struck me as incredibly focused, diligent and professional and ready to meet the mission", he said, adding that the officers' response Wednesday was "brilliant and courageous".

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