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Melania thanks first responders after USA baseball shooting

15 Juin 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington. Rep. Scalise, a lifelong fan of baseball, had been playing second base when he was shot.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), a physician, tells CBS Reporter Steven Portnoy, he treated Scalise at the scene... that Scalise was "conscious and okay".

President Trump announced the gunman is dead.

Further, Mr. Hodgkinson who was shot and killed by police during the rampage, had been at the YMCA early Wednesday before he went to the ball-field where he carried out the attack.

President Trump responded to the attack, saying that he and Vice President Pence are "deeply saddened by this tragedy". "He is grateful for the courageous actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office said in a previous statement at 2:30 p.m. EST.

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

An additional two individuals - a congressman and a Capitol Police officer - attained secondary injuries. "Our hearts are with them & their loved ones".

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Trump called for national unity in the wake of the shooting, as did House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Multiple people were injured in a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning.

"Praying for the safety of all of my colleagues who were at baseball practice this morning". Praying for them and their families. Authorities, meanwhile, have not yet said whether there was a motive behind the shooting.

Emergency security measures were immediately put into place around the Capitol building after the shooting.

"Congressional votes cancelled for today".

The Republican congressman who was shot during a charity baseball practice is in critical condition. "I never expected something like this to happen".

Brad Wenstrup described caring for Minority Whip Steve Scalise's gunshot wound as like being 'back in Iraq, ' only without his weapon. "Still waiting for more details".

Melania thanks first responders after USA baseball shooting