Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch

In a news release, Paul confirmed he was at a practice for the upcoming congressional baseball game when the shooting started Wednesday. The AP identified him as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of IL, citing a government official. President Donald Trump visited them at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center last night.

- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., House Majority Whip and third in leadership.

A lone gunman opened fire during the early morning on a group who were practicing on the field. "In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving, and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield".

"While this investigation is still unfolding, I send my prayers to Congressman Scalise and the other victims who were injured", said U.S. Sen.

The email reportedly said, "One down, 216 to go".

"On a rare occasion, I'd have my gun in the glove box or something". Three others, including a Capitol Police officer, were also shot. He praised the two officers who fired back at the gunman.

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"We are very sad and really sickened to hear about this", said Captain Randy Howard of the Virginia Capitol Police.

"If they wouldn't have been there, this would have been a massacre of innocent people", Rep. Rodney Davis of IL told CNN.

"Had they not been there it would have been a massacre, because there's no escaping a guy you know if he's got several hundred bullets and we had no weapons and no place to hide", he said.

Choking up as he spoke, Barton recounted a similar scene.

Murphy also noted that in the 10 years he's been in Congress, two of his friends have been shot, seemingly referring to former Rep.

"The first shot was kind of an isolated shot and everybody kind of looks up and says, 'Hey, what's that?'"

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Gillibrand will take the field June 21 for the Congressional Women's Softball Game next week, which, like its baseball counterpart, raises money for charity.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fla., were getting into Duncan's vehicle when the man asked them for the political affiliation of those on the field.

"I was looking right at him", Bishop told Detroit radio station WWJ. "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around".

Former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said the Capitol Police Board and the department itself are likely conducting reviews of the shooting, as is standard practice after major incidents.

Scalise and the officers are expected to recover from their injuries.

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