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GOP House Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition after shooting at baseball practice


Washington (CNN) Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game.

Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities.

At least six people including Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, were hospitalized.


Scalise was in critical condition after surgery, according to So Young Pak, spokeswoman for MedStar Washington Hospital Center. It is not clear if he will have a second surgery, a Scalise aide told CNN.

A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and former congressional staffer, was also identified as one of those shot. He was out of surgery and in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family.

House Speaker Paul Ryan identified two members of the Capitol Police who were injured as Crystal Griner and David Bailey. In a statement, Capitol Police said Griner was in "good condition in the hospital having been shot in the ankle," and Bailey "was treated and released having sustained a minor injury during the incident."

Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican whom Barth works for, was also hospitalized and released with an injury to his leg.

Lawmakers who were there described a chaotic scene, with many members of the congressional GOP baseball team huddled in a dugout while Capitol police who were part of Scalise's security detail and local Alexandria police engaged in a shootout with Hodgkinson. Congressional and law enforcement sources described it as a "deliberate attack."

Traces are still being done on the two firearms recovered at the scene -- an SKS rifle 7.62 (which is a Chinese-made AK variant) and a 9 mm pistol, a law enforcement source tells CNN.

Later, House Republican and Democratic leaders called for unity, while President Donald Trump said in an address from the White House that the prayers of the nation and world are with Scalise.

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http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/alexandria-virginia-shooting/index.html

For those who believe in God,please keep Rep Scalise in your prayers.For those who do not believe in a God please keep him in your heart.

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Scalise is a shithead of a politician. He's heavily pro-Second Amendment rights (beating drums of irony inserted here) and very much anti-women's rights. In short, he's everything I would vote against in a politician.

BUT NONE OF THAT MEANS HE DESERVES TO BE SHOT.

I'm very much pro-NOT shooting politicians or anybody else you don't agree with.

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