IL congressman not hurt when gunman opens fire at Virginia baseball practice

Tina Ray
June 15, 2017

"Luckily no one appeared to be killed", said Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the manager of the Republican baseball team, which was gathered at a field in suburban Virginia for a regular practice, getting ready for this week's charity Congressional baseball game.

"After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots", said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when shots first rang out.

The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team.

None of Utah's six members of Congress play in the game and all reported in safe.

"This has got to stop, and it's got to stop today", Davis said.

It is pertinent to mention that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Washington on June 26 at the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

"Davis attended the baseball practice Wednesday morning but wasn't injured".

Members of the protective detail for Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., are being hailed as heroes Wednesday, shining a spotlight on the little-known police force that guards the Capitol and prominent members of Congress.

"I thought he was dead", Davis said. He said someone told them "he's coming around the corner of the field", so they ran up a sidewalk, between two apartment buildings.

Sen. Paul said Scalise was hit around 2nd base and that others were also hit. The gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson, from IL, was also wounded after trading fire with police. You can disagree with policy but you can't turn it into something personal.

"It's the major issues that lead to political discourse that in my opinion, has led to such an uptick of hateful rhetoric of all sides and I stand here today saying, stop". We are the United States of America. "We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace and that we are strongest when we are unified".

"We can govern together, we can have policy differences, but when you see rhetoric and stories about how policies are killing people, this can be the result of that". Rodney Davis of Taylorville.

He was the worst of us but he's bringing out the best in us.

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