Davis on scene of Virginia shooting

15 June, 2017, 02:24 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • James T. Hodgkinson

Gabby Giffords, the former US representative who was shot during a public meeting with her constituents in Arizona six years ago, says she is heart-broken for the victims of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice. "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle".

In remarks on Senate floor the Kentucky Republican said senators are concerned for the injured and "will keep them in our prayers" and send wishes for a full recovery.

"My first instinct was that they were coming from the 3rd base side and I couldn't see the shooter", the senator told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "Im looking around to determine if there is one shooter or two shooters". He didn't cast the blame on any party in particular but urged Republicans and Democrats to unite amid the shooting. "There's no escaping a guy if he's got several hundred bullets and we've got no weapons and no place to hide".

Four people were shot and one congressman, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot in the hip.

Davis said that the officers are true heroes for returning fire and preventing a massacre. GOP members were practicing for an annual charity game to benefit the victims of the terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

President Donald Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene.


Hodgkinson was among those taken to a hospital Wednesday, and President Trump announced that he had died from "his injuries".

Dozens of GOP congressman had gathered in the park in Alexandria for a final practice before Thursday night's scheduled game between Republicans and Democrats at Nationals Park.

The shooting injured at least 5 people and has rocked the nation's capitol.

There have been reports of as many as 100 shots fired. I saw my friend Steve (Scalise) not just the majority whip, but my friend, a roommate of John Shimkus, the dad to two young children laying in the outfield motionless.

During Congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, Illinois Representative Rodney Davis thought he heard a construction crew drop a very large piece of metal.

Davis said he and other members of Congress fled the dugout as shots were fired, took shelter behind cars and then ran to a nearby apartment building to call police.

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