GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting


Griner and fellow Special Agent David Bailey were both wounded but they rushed towards the gunman and are being credited with saving untold lives.

"Had Steve been sick, or exhausted or lazy and didn't go to practice, then you would have saw a full-fledged massacre", Richmond said. I expressed our profound gratitude to them. "It is clear to me based on various eyewitness accounts that without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost". Prior to Thursday's game he hobbled to the mound on crutches, where he was presented with the game ball by Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre and given a thunderous ovation from the crowd of 20,000. He made his way up to a utility shed by home plate when he was shot. Brooks estimated that 50 to 100 shots were fired.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Capitol Police get a bigger budget to offer protection to rank and file members, though she said she hadn't heard from rank-and-file members who felt the need to have protection around the clock.

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

President Donald Trump visited Griner and her wife in the hospital Wednesday evening.

The officers were present at the practice in service to participant House Majority Whip Steven Scalise, who receives a full service detail as a senior House member.

Two U.S. Capitol Police Officers prevented the possibility of a massacre in Alexandria, Virginia.

Baseball Gunman Was Headed Home
Brooks and Franks were at the baseball field where the shooting happened, but Duncan had left before the gunman had opened fire . Members of the group praised Hodgkinson online after learning about the political assassination attempt.

At least 21 members of Congress were at this morning's baseball practice, including Scalise and two US senators. The attack left three others, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, injured, but authorities and lawmakers who were at the park say the officers' valor prevented what could have been a far worse tragedy.

"These folks are heroes", said Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, who also was at the field.

"Her heroic actions yesterday don't surprise me in the least", Robinson said.

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"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. After an exchange of gunfire with police, the shooter died. "If Scalise wouldn't have been on the team, unfortunately he was hit and I hope he does well, but also by him being there he probably saved everybody else's life". "Had they not been there, it would've been a massacre..."

In an on-camera statement, Trump spoke directly to Scalise, saying, "Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers, not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and frankly, the entire world". "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer.

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