GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Others Shot By Gunman

Published on Jun 15, 2017 via The White House YouTube Channel – Washington, DC – President Trump gives update on Rep. Steve Scalise as well as remarks on the Apprenticeship and Workforce of Tomorrow Initiatives.

GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Others Shot By Gunman
via (06/14/2017 at 9:11 PM)

by Leo Hohmann

Congressman Steve Scalise and at least three others were shot at a baseball practice shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday at a recreational facility in Alexandria, Virginia.

The group of Republican lawmakers were practicing for the upcoming congressional baseball game, which is an annual tradition in Washington.

The shooter, described as a middle-aged white male with dark hair, is alive and in custody at a local hospital in what was described by police as a “deliberate attack” on unarmed civilians.

The suspect is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, according to law-enforcement officials.

Hodgkinson is described as a “passionate progressive” who campaigned for Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential election, according to a report in the Washington Post.

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Sanders issued a statement about the shooting:
“Our prayers go out for a full recovery of Rep. Scalise, the congressional aides and police officers who were injured. We’ve got to stop the violence.”

A congressional staffer told WND that the gunman approached the game and asked Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.: “Are you Democrats or Republicans?”

When DeSantis replied, “Republicans,” the gunman walked away and then came back blasting.

DeSantis recounted an “odd” encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: “There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd,” DeSantis told Fox News.

President Trump tweeted that Scalise, “a true friend and patriot,” was seriously injured “but will recover.”

Trump later announced that the gunman “has now died from his injuries.”

Trump later spoke from the Diplomatic Room of the White House and announced that the gunman “has now died from his injuries.”

“Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault,” said the president.

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