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Trump Says Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Dead From Injuries

Trump Says Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Dead From Injuries Trump Says Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Dead From Injuries
Erik Tate | 16 June, 2017, 06:16

On June 14, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of IL opened fire during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hodgkinson was among those taken to a hospital Wednesday, and President Trump announced that he had died from "his injuries".

The shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and four others at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress on Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, was always going to quickly turn to politics. At least two others were also wounded. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two U.S. Capitol police officers who were part of a detail there to protect Scalise and who returned fire with the shooter, were in "good condition". The extent of their injuries is unknown, but it has been reported that Scalise's injuries are not life-threatening. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

At a news conference this morning with Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, he brought up background checks and closing gun-show loopholes (before anything was publicly known about the shooter).

'All of a sudden we heard a very loud shot. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, described the gunman to reporters as a middle-aged white male wearing a blue shirt and possibly jeans.

Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present, then dragged himself into the outfield to get away from the gunman.

Alexandria Police said the gunman has been captured.

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"I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said. "He had a lot of ammo".

Texas Congressman Joe Barton was at the game and said the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked vehicle, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired.

Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson as being "very cordial". "I am thankful that the shooter was apprehended by law enforcement quickly, and his deadly intentions were not fully realized", Patrick said.

Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, said that Scalise had what appeared to be "a hip wound".

Harlan Hill, a conservative pundit, tweeted this just after 9 am eastern time: "Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President". He also praised the quick action of the two law enforcement officers. Williams said he was not shot, but that a member of his staff was wounded and is receiving medical attention.

There was even a man who went to a pizzeria in Washington and fired shots inside because he believed a completely fabricated story about a child-sex ring. He said he was part of a "99%" team drawing attention to the amount of money and political power the top 1 percent of Americans acquired.

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