Congressional baseball practice shooting: What we know about the victims

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He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center.

After visiting Scalise in the hospital last night President Trump used his favorite medium to let us know that Scalise needs our prayers.

After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Newhouse was not at the Alexandria, Va., ballfield where a number of Republican Congress members were practicing for a traditional charity baseball game Thursday against their Democratic colleagues.

Democrats practicing at a nearby field stopped and prayed when they heard what happened. Reps. John Shimkus and Darin LaHood are on the GOP team's roster but were not at the practice, their offices said.

The congressional baseball match pits Republicans against Democrats.

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

The bipartisan charity baseball game has been played on and off for 100 years.

That came after the hospital issued a statement saying Scalise, who was hit in the hip, will need additional surgeries after having two on Wednesday.

The congressional staffer, who works for Rep. Roger Williams of Texas, was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital.

Representative Brad Wenstrup held the same opinion about the significance of Scalise's presence at the event on Wednesday.

He said he saw the gunman holding a semi-automatic rifle in the area behind third base, and that Scalise had been near second base.

The first couple also met with Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was wounded in a police shoot-out with the gunman, identified as James Hodgkinson, 66. The suspect, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, from IL, used a M4 assault carbine during the attack, CBS News also confirmed.

Also Wednesday in San Francisco, a man dressed in a UPS uniform and armed with an "assault pistol" opened fire at a United Parcel Service Inc. package sorting hub, killing three people before fatally shooting himself in the head, police said.

Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress.

"He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs Trump", he said.

Several congressmen at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria praised the Capitol Police officers who engaged Hodgkinson, including two who were injured.

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