San Diego Politicians React to Baseball Field Shooting With 'Thoughts and Prayers'

Two of the other people shot were at George Washington University Hospital in critical condition, according to a statement from the hospital.

The suspected shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Two weeks ago, the Capitol police dispatched two officers to the Houston district of Rep. Al Green, D-Texas.

Later, Trump tweeted about Scalise's injury.

The events left the capital horrified and stunned, and prompted immediate reflection on the current hostility and vitriol in American politics. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co".

Trump later visited the hospital where Scalise was recovering. Rand Paul (R-KY) said.

"I am sickened by this despicable act and let me be as clear as I can be: Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms", he said.

A local representative is credited with aiding Majority Whip Steve Scalise at the scene of a shooting Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. He added that at least two officers fired at the gunman. A former congressional aide was hospitalized.

The shooting occurred one day before the annual Congressional Baseball Game, which is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park.

A search of online newspapers show that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Wednesday's practice was for Republicans, Sen.

In a March 22 Facebook post, Hodgkinson, who turned his ire against Trump, who he described as a "traitor".

The GOP lawmakers' team was taking batting practice when gunshots rang out and chaos erupted.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), the Republican's team manager, also announced that the Fallen Officer Fund will receive some of the proceeds from Thursday's game.

Scalise, who was shot in the hip, was transported to MedStar Washington and underwent surgery. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the practice. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities, credible news outlets and reporters who are at the scene.

As the No. 3 House Republican, Scalise has a security detail assigned to him at all times.

Lawmakers took cover in the dugout.

"But in more recent years, I have been praying not only for that, but for our safety", she said.

However, Wayne Hean, a former Davenport alderman, said on Wednesday that he remembers him.

The last sitting member of Congress who was killed in the USA was Sen.

Scalise was conscious while Wenstrup was treating him, Wenstrup told ABC News. The man thanked him. "So we have to watch people and watch for suspicious activity", State Capitol Police Chief Glen Allen said.

While State Capitol Police do much of their work out of sight, they will have a much more visible presence during protests and demonstrations at the Capitol building and other state government offices.

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