Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery

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Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery

"I had a staff member who was in his auto maybe 20 yards behind the shooter, who was pinned in his vehicle, who back in Georgia carries a 9-millimeter in his auto". The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died.

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

In the wake of the shooting, Trump spoke over the phone with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Scalise's wife and his chief of staff, as well as the Capitol Police chief.

Members of the U.S. Capitol Police uniformed and plain-clothed divisions are a constant presence on Capitol Hill.

Emotions were running high as Congressman Roger Williams from Texas held a press conference to speak about a shooting in Alexandria.

Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody.

"Evil is real, evil exists and it makes no sense that the good can not protect themselves against evil", said Loesch.

Despite an attack on the Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, the game where congressmen face off with their colleagues across the aisle is still on for Thursday night. It was not immediately clear whether it would go on as scheduled. The annual game has been played since 1909, and McSally said lawmakers applauded the announcement at an all-members meeting.

"I am quite comfortable holding town hall-type events with 50, 100, 150, 200 citizens, provided there is the kind of security that is needed to minimize the risk of loss of life to the town hall attendees", Brooks said.

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. Once they were able, Sen.

"We're not any more special than anybody else, but we are targets", he said.

He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen.

Two members of the Capitol Police - Crystal Griner and David Bailey- were also injured. "It would have been a massacre without them".

"When tragedy strikes we are family", said Rep.

Capitol Police officers in Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his wounds.

Barton, who serves as the manager of the Republican team, said in an interview with CBS just hours after the shooting that he believes there were "dozens if not hundreds of shots fired". "I'm going to go out and be with my constituents, whether they're here, in Washington D.C. visiting me, or whether they're in the district", said Rep. Charles J. "It continued to fire at different people".

The House chose to not hold any votes on legislation Wednesday, and many hearings were delayed.

Underscoring the day's mood, the Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, opened the day by seeking divine forgiveness "when we seem to forget that words matter and can become seeds that will bring bitter harvest". "It was an abundance of caution".

Trump also canceled an afternoon event at the Department of Labor. At the time police recovered a pocket knife, hair they say was pulled out of his girlfriend's head and a 12-guage shotgun at the scene.

"I think we will make some proposals and changes", the Kentucky Republican told reporters. One of his fiercest critics prayed for him and the safety of his family.

"We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. Neither was at the practice.

The shooting marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has been shot since Rep.

Members were visibly shaken by the events of Wednesday morning.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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