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Trump visits hospital treating 'critically injured' congressman

15 Juin 2017

Five people were taken to the hospital.

Update, 11:42 am: President Trump has announced that the assailant, James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, has died of his injuries.

The president praised the "heroic actions" of the Capitol Police at the scene. While we don't yet know the full scale of the casualties this morning, we do know that this attack would have been inestimably worse without the presence of the courageous men and women of the Capitol Police, some of whom are among the wounded.

"As we get into this debate, that we not retreat into partisan quarters, " Baldwin said, "and look at this as a collective challenge we have to be effective and accessible representatives of the people who sent us to Washington to their business".

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"I have past licenses in construction, roofing, electrical, septic, appraisals and more, " Hodgkinson said.

The ATF is running a trace on two weapons, to include a rifle and a handgun. At least four other people were also shot, CBS News has learned. He later added that they had "acted heroically today".

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. walks towards the House floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, said someone at the baseball field had used a belt as a tourniquet on Scalise, who is the number three House Republican.

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Louisiana congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for a gunshot to the hip and was in stable condition.

More than 50 shots were fired, according to congressional sources, as the suspect sprayed the area with bullets from behind a chain-link fence near third base.

"He's loyal to the person he's assigned to protect", Brooks said of the officer. By 7:14 a.m., the Federal Bureau of Investigation says "the subject was engaged by law enforcement and shot".

A representative for Barth's family said Barth, who had been shot in the calf and used a belt to stop the bleeding, had been released from the hospital. Hodgkinson's wife told ABC that her husband had been living in Alexandria for two months prior to the shooting.

Brooks also told the network that he watched as "a Capitol security guy who had already been shot, who had helped take down the shooter, came limping over to us in the outfield, totally ignoring his own wounds to check on the person he was primarily responsible for - Steve Scalise being a part of the House leadership team".

An additional two individuals - a congressman and a Capitol Police officer - attained secondary injuries.

Also wounded were a former congressional staff member who works as a lobbyist and a staffer for Rep. Later, someone is hurt while expressing concern for one of the shooting victims. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

President Donald Trump made an evening visit to the hospital where a critically wounded USA congressman is receiving treatment Wednesday. The game is scheduled to be played at Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team.

The members of Congress were practicing for a charity ballgame.