The gunman was identified by a senior U.S. official as James Hodgkinson from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois.
Williams says Flake first used his belt in the dugout to stop the bleeding of a leg wound sustained by his staff member, Zachary Barth, who Flake said "ran on a bad leg all the way across the field into the dugout".
Of the other two victims, lobbyist Matt Mika was in critical condition after being shot multiple times.
"Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", his office said in a statement.
Ryan praised officers Bailey and Griner for their "tremendous bravery" calling the Capitol Police "our brothers and sisters in the line of fire".
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., described what he said was a "very strange" encounter with a man shortly before the shooting who might have been the shooter.
Filous said she saw the shooter hit a uniformed law enforcement officer, who she said later was evacuated by helicopter. So when Hodgkinson, who would die later in custody, started shooting, the police started shooting back.
There were other Republicans on this field a week before summer officially begins, in Washington, D.C., and everywhere else, all of them getting ready for an annual charity baseball game scheduled for the next night at Nationals Park, Republicans in Congress against the Democrats. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), a former sheriff, briefed House Republicans on safety measures for district offices amid health care protests.
The FBI said it had recovered and was attempting to trace two weapons, a rifle and a handgun, and was actively investigating Hodgkinson's "associates, whereabouts, social media impressions, and potential motivations". "The security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter".
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the shooting at baseball practice this morning", he said.
Brooks estimated 50 to 100 shots were fired.
All of the SC lawmakers who took to Twitter in the shooting's aftermath asked for prayers for those affected, while also thanking law enforcement.