Shooting Highlights Role Of Capitol Police

GOP rep: Shooting a result of 'political, rhetorical terrorism'

The shooting took place at 6:30 am in the morning when the Republican Congressional Baseball Team was practicing and the unidentified gunman opened fire around the YMCA on East Monroe Street in Alexandria.

He and a staff member who'd joined Paul behind the tree chose to make a break for it and ran, scaling the fence that surrounded the field.

Jeff Flake was among those participating in the baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, but not wounded.

The incident injured five people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

"We may have our differences but we do well in times like these in times like these that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country", said Trump, speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room.

- I got to witness the heroism of the Capitol police that were there that was part of Steve Scalise's detail.

"We have to come together as Americans, not as Republicans or Democrats, but come together and say this type of activity can not and will not stand", said Davis.

"Somebody said, "He's coming around the corner of the field" so we, three of us, immediately ran up the sidewalk between two apartment buildings and a Good Samaritan saw us running and said, 'Come in, '" Davis said.

The gunman began shooting from behind the third-base dugout, Barton said. Scalise underwent emergency surgery at a nearby hospital and was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

"When you have no way to defend yourself. the field was essentially a killing field", Paul later told CNN.

U.S. Capitol Police fired back at the suspect, hitting him. The heroes, our thoughts and prayers go out to my friend and colleague Steve Scalise, but also the staffers who were there, who come to practice every day to help us play a game for charity.

"We've seen ourselves engulfed by the spirit of division and oppression and we have to find a way to crawl our way out of this hole", he said. "This has got to stop". "This is a result, I believe, of political rhetorical terrorism".

Davis called it his "breaking point" for civility in politics. "We can disagree on policies as Republicans and Democrats, as Americans, but that's what makes this country great because we are Americans".

"This political discourse has led to gunfire", the Illinois Republican, who was at bat at the ballfield when the shooting started, told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program.

Davis expressed disbelief that this type of event would be targeted.

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