Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

Scalise was out of surgery and "doing well", according to a local ABC News affiliate.

Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable. "I was just trying to find where the shooter was". That has raised questions about the gunman's political motivations.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti blamed Wednesday's shooting in Virginia that left a senior Republican lawmaker and at least four other people wounded on what he described as "epidemic of gun violence in America". They attended to a wounded staff member who had been shot in the leg, he said, and then laid back down in the dugout.

Five people were injured in the attack, including Scalise, who was loaded into a helicopter on a stretcher. Two Capitol Police officers sustained relatively minor injuries. It was not immediately clear whether it would go on as scheduled.

In the Senate, the leaders given personal detail are Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Majority Whip John Cornyn, Minority Whip Dick Durbin and President Pro Tem Orrin Hatch. Both are expected to survive.

Scalise spoke to his wife on the phone before he underwent surgery.

"I want to commend Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey and Henry Cabrera for their heroic and appropriate response in protecting the Members and others", said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.

The FBI identified the gunman as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

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"Almost within an instant, and I don't remember the time, somebody said 'Get in the dugout.' And they said it with such authority".

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Brown said officers at the scene returned gunfire with the suspect, who was eventually taken into custody and is no longer a threat. Also, law enforcement is investigating the shooting as a criminal act and not terrorism. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., fell to the ground next to home plate before realizing that, if the gunman moved, he would be an easy target.

Also wounded in the assault was Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent for Rep. Roger Williams, who was in the outfield collecting balls when the shooting rampage began.

At the same time, Brooks said he and others near the infield dove into the first-base dugout to hide from the shots.

Scalise is the No. 3 House Republican leader.

Scalise is now in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. Those two security details, those two Capitol police officers, they showed incredible bravery - pistols against a rifle - from a 90- to 120-feet distance.

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Some Democrats reported threatening calls to their offices after the shooting. The victims were being rushed to the hospital. When the gunman opened fire, resident Katie Filous was walking her dogs on the sidewalk next to the baseball field and a YMCA. "Grateful for the work of Capitol Police". They were on protective duty.

Witnesses have estimated that anywhere from 50 to 100 shots were fired on the baseball field. Alexandria is across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The shooting is Eugene Simpson Stadium Park, about 8 miles from the Capitol building.

Former baseball player Rep. John Tener, of Pennsylvania, first organized the game in 1909.

President Trump expressed his concern via Twitter shortly afterward.

Vice President Mike Pence has been speaking with the victims of Wednesday morning's attack on a Congressional Republican baseball practice.

It started with a single pop, which for a split second was not alarming to the Republican members of Congress who had gathered for a final practice before a charity baseball game with Democrats this week. Scalise has represented Louisiana's 1st District since 2008. "It makes you feel vulnerable", said Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., a pitcher on the baseball team.

"I hear loud explosions".

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