Congressman among multiple people shot in Virginia

He screamed, then dragged himself to the grass outfield as a trail of blood streaked across the dirt.

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) told Fox News Wednesday afternoon that he told Speaker Ryan he did them all "proud" with his honest remarks.

Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders says Hodgkinson had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign.

He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". "Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime, and the assailant has now died from his injuries", Trump said from the White House on Wednesday.

"Tomorrow we'll go out on the field", Pelosi said.

The Washington Nationals, in the wake of a shooting of a Republican congressman in Alexandria, will proceed with the 108th Annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on Thursday.

He also called Mr Scalise - who was shot in the hip and is in a critical condition after surgery - a "patriot and a fighter". Two police officers and a congressional aide were also wounded in the shooting.

This photo from Facebook shows James T. Hodgkinson.

'This is particularly raw for those of us in Arizona, ' Flake told reporters following the shooting. The man thanked him.

The Michigan congressman said he could not see the gunman as the incident occurred because he appeared to shoot from outside the locked gates. But we thank U.S. Capitol Police and first responders for their swift and courageous actions.

He said congressmen Chuck Fleischmann, of Tennessee, Ron DeSantis, of Florida, and Jeff Duncan, of SC, were among 15-25 other lawmakers at the game. He has represented Louisiana's First Congressional District since 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee.

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

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Representative Mike Bishop, a Republican for MI, said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot.

Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip. The Alabama Republican said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims. Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound.

"Steve Scalise's Capitol Hill police security detail saved our lives", U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said as he walked to a bus after the shooting at a neighborhood park this morning.

"I got in the auto and left, found out that my Republican colleagues were targeted by an active shooter", he added. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot by a gunman in 2011.

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"We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with", Brooks said. He got up and dove into the first-base dugout, where about a dozen people had taken cover. Finally, as soon as someone said the shooter was down, I ran out to Steve and put pressure on the wound.

The top Republican in the House of Representatives, Speaker Paul Ryan, was applauded on the chamber floor as he said: "We are attack on one of us is an attack on all of us". Mika was hospitalized, his condition unclear.

After the gunfire stopped, Sen. "The whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", the statement read.

Falisa Peoples was just leaving the YMCA next to the ball field when she saw the shooter open fire.

"He was just very calm".

A witness described the shooter as a white man, dressed in t-shirt and shorts.

Although public discussion of security needs and concerns is a delicate topic, Fortenberry said that this week's events add "a necessary intensity of vigilance".

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