Gunman opens fire on GOP ballgame, Congressman among multiple people shot

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., seen speaking in early January, was shot early June 14 in Alexandria, Va., while practicing baseball, according to news reports.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among those shot on Wednesday morning.

The shooter - identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, an apparent supporter of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders - has since died of his injuries, President Donald Trump announced. The shooter has died from his injuries, President Donald Trump said in a press conference Wednesday. The shooting occurred at a baseball field in Alexandria used for congressional baseball practice, CBS News reported.

Alexandria police Chief Michael Brown said there was nothing to shed light on the motive for the shooting. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", it said. Texas Rep. Roger Williams, who coaches the GOP team, said a member of his staff was shot and was receiving medical attention.

Brooks added that three others were shot as well, including two law enforcement officers.

Lawmakers who were at the practice said the shootings could have been much worse if the security detail was not there.

Congressman Rodney Davis told CNN he was up for bat at the time, and Scalise was in the field at second base.

DeSantis, who represents Florida's 6th Congressional District, says he had a "very strange" encounter in the parking lot with someone who wanted to know if they were "Republicans" or "Democrats" playing baseball.

Brooks said the return fire distracted the gunman until he was downed by the officers.

Mo Brooks described the "trail of blood" he saw on the baseball field as Scalise and staffers tried to crawl off the field.

Senior Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was reportedly wounded in the shooting, one of his colleagues told CNN. "The camaraderie that we have in the mornings", he said, then paused and got choked up, trying hard not to cry.

Police say they have many witnesses to interview and are working with the FBI to collect evidence and continue the investigation.

According to Senator Jeff Flake, who was also at the practice, the shooting lasted around ten minutes. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound.

Gov. John Bel Edwards joined members of the Louisiana Legislature and the public in a prayer for Congressman Scalise in the Louisiana State Capitol Rotunda late Wednesday morning.

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