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Man opens fire on Republican lawmakers, injures one before he is killed

15 Juin 2017

FBI Evidence Response Team members mark evidence at the scene of a multiple shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, involving House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others during a congressional baseball practice. And then eventually worked my way out of the dugout to other cover and disperse, and I got to witness the heroism of the Capitol Police that were there as part of Steve Scalise's detail.

The gunman, identified by a senior USA official as James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died of his injuries.

3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008, was in stable condition and undergoing surgery at a nearby hospital. However, it is not clear if he will have a second surgery. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and former congressional staffer, was also identified as one of those shot.

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner is still at MedStar Washington Hospital and is listed in good condition.

Noah Nathan was walking his dogs near the baseball field just as a gunman opened fire in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday. The department is investigating the shooting, which went on for about 10 minutes and is said to have been a "deliberate attack". Both are being traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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Trump praised Scalise as "a patriot" and "a fighter" and said Scalise has the prayers of the "entire nation" behind him.

"Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims".

"America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this bad shooting", he said.

The shooting unfolded shortly after 7:00 a.m. during the final practice before Thursday night's scheduled charity game between Republicans and Democrats at Nationals Park. Rand Paul (R-KY) said.