Jeff Flake recalls Virginia shooting of Steve Scalise at baseball game

The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from IL, used a M4 assault carbine during the attack, CBS News also confirmed. The suspected gunman was identified as James Hodgkinson of IL, and President Donald Trump said in a briefing that the shooter was dead.

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Alexandria police chief Michael Brown said five people were taken to hospital but it was not clear how many of those were law enforcement officers. More than 50 shots were fired, according to CBS News. "He was dragging his body from the second base infield to the outfield to get away from the shooter while all this firing was going on", Brooks said.

"People know this is the Republican baseball team practicing", he said.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and at least three others were shot during the practice in Alexandria, Va., police and witnesses said.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the gunman who hours earlier shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and four others at a Republican practice for the annual congressional baseball game died of his wounds. One Capitol Hill police officer also suffered a gunshot wound and another officer suffered a non-gunshot injury, an official said. Scalise is in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and the other patient was hospitalized. Lawmakers who were at the practice said the shooting could have been much worse if the security detail was not there.

"He was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is now undergoing surgery".

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Danny Valencia and Mike Zunino hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, the fifth such feat for the Mariners this season. Darvish (6-4) allowed just one hit, an RBI single by Alex Bregman, and three walks while striking out four.

Brooks said the weapon looked to be a semi-automatic.

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-FL was at the practice but left minutes before the shooting to take his kids to school. As we continue to gather information, Tracy and I would like to send our prayers to my friend and colleague, Steve Scalise, as well as members of the security detail and congressional staff who were injured. Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, congressional staffer Zachary Barth and Government Relations Director for Tyson Foods Matt Mika were also injured in the attack.

The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely.

Trump lauded Capitol Police officers and first responders for exemplifying that spirit at the scene of the crime.

Wednesday marked the first time a sitting lawmaker was shot since 2011, when then-Rep.

McSally, a Republican from Arizona, said "we can't let anyone stop us from doing our work and from standing together".

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