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House Majority White shot at congressional baseball practice

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", Trump said in a statement.

The gunman responsible for the GOP congressional baseball practice shooting has died, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.

Eastern and taken to the hospital, including the House Majority Whip, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and a staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who is said to be in stable condition. "Our thoughts and prayers are with him", Trump wrote on Twitter.

Scalise's office said Scalise was shot in the hip and is undergoing surgery. "I am incredibly thankful for the courageous actions of the Capitol Police officers and first responders at the scene". "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle". Rand Paul, R-Ky., told MSNBC.

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Trump said that "many lives would have been lost without the heroic action" of the Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman. The shooting occurred in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, just south of Washington, D.C. Afterwards, a helicopter arrived to medevac at least one shooting victim. I put pressure on the wound in his hip. "This is a tragedy which I hope does not happen again", Duncan said in the statement. Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination.

Susan Griffiths, a spokeswoman at the George Washington University Hospital, said two people from the shooting were being treated at the hospital, both in critical condition.

"It is pretty well known at the neighbourhood who those folks are on the baseball field and where we practice". Security has been increased at the U.S. Capitol and at the White House following the shooting, ABC News reported.

Rep Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said his colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

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The Congressional Baseball Game has been a tradition since 1909, being played between members of the U.S. House and Senate.

Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody. "The camaraderie that we have in the mornings", he said, then paused and got choked up, trying hard not to cry.

House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, R-Wis., encouraged members to pursue unity and thanked his Democrat colleagues for their support. "I am about to attend a classified security briefing to obtain more facts".

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.

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One witness said she never saw the attacker's face but cowered in fear as the sound of the gunshots appeared to come closer, as she walked her dogs near the baseball field.

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