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The sad duty now his, Trump calls for unity after shooting

15 Juin 2017

He also was accused of inciting violence when he warned that the "Second Amendment people" among his supporters might find a way to stop his opponent, Hillary Clinton, from rolling back gun rights.

"We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said.

One of the Republicans who was present at the shooting, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), raised the issue as well, saying one of his aides could have had a "clear shot" at the gunman if they had a weapon. A gunman opened fire with a rifle on the group for a prolonged period until he was killed by police officers, according to the Washington Post and other media reports.

The alleged shooter, James Hodgkinson, 66, died Wednesday from wounds sustained in the shootout with police, authorities confirmed.

"At least five individuals, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and two Capitol Police officers, were wounded during the incident".

"This is a shocking act of violence in Virginia and I'm praying for all those wounded in this morning's shooting", said Ossoff.

Several Republican members of Congress and their staffs and family members were at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., to practice for a charity baseball game against a similar team of Democrats.

The president praised Scalise as "a very good friend" and "a patriot", telling the legislator he had "not just the prayers of the entire city behind you, but the entire nation and frankly the entire world".

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"Their sacrifice makes democracy possible", he said.

Earlier this month he used Twitter to denounce the mayor of London in the wake of a terror attack that left seven dead there.

A rifle-toting USA man opened fire at about two dozen Republican lawmakers and staff holding a baseball practice ahead of a charity game, wounding a top congressman and four others.

The brief address was a significant moment for Trump.

President Donald Trump says the assailant in the congressional shooting has died from his injuries.

In a break from many of President Barack Obama's speeches after a shooting, Trump made no mention of gun regulations.

US Representative Roger Williams, Republican of Texas and a coach of the US House Republican baseball team, arrives on crutches after being injured by diving for cover during the shooting against the Republican Congressional baseball team, prior to speaking during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 14, 2017.