GOP Rep. Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice in Virginia


The News-Democrat, a daily newspaper in Hodgkinson's reported hometown of Belleville, Illinois, about 20 miles from St. Louis, published on Wednesday nine letters the alleged shooter wrote to the paper in 2012.

Trump said Wednesday morning that the gunman who shot Rep. Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, had died.

Officials said several other people, including members of Mr Scalise's security team, were also wounded. He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.

During President Trump's remarks, the president wished Scalise and the others who were injured a quick recovery.

Alexandria Police were called to the 400 block of East Monroe Avenue, near Dewitt Avenue, after reports of multiple shootings.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Congressman in leadership, was among those shot. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

"Who knows how much worse this attack could have been if not for the presence of the Capitol Police".

Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act".

Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup's skills as a veteran combat surgeon kicked in after a fellow congressman was shot and several others were shot at a practice for a charity baseball game Wednesday morning.

The team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. Just as he reached first base Pearce, says he heard gunfire.

The shooting, Ryan said, is a reminder for members to focus on what is important, despite differences. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. "I held a cloth over the wound to stop the bleeding as Brad was getting some kind of scissors device to cut through the trousers to try to have better access to Steve Scalise's wound and his hip". "So even though he's wounded. he's trying to make sure Steve Scalise is going to be ok". The Alabama lawmaker said he colleague "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

Five people were "transported medically" from the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said; however, it was unclear how many people had been shot.

In a statement, Rep. Dave Loebsack, the only Democrat in Iowa's delegation, said, "I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of this morning's shootings". Jeff Flake, and Francis Brooke, a member of Pence's staff who was at the baseball field. "I never saw a shooter", he said.