” How the harrowing shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice unfolded” -ABC News

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Summary: ” Five people were injured in the shooting, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. 7:14 a.m.: Police shot Hodgkinson, according to a joint statement released by the FBI, Capitol Police, and local law enforcement. 11:36 a.m.: Trump made remarks on the shooting and said, “The assailant has currently died from his injuries.” Trump called the attack a “very, very brutal assault” and said Scalise is “a patriot and he’s a fighter.” Law enforcement later on confirmed Hodgkinson died from his harmful injuries in the hospital. I currently shall be able to confirm that Zack Barth, who’s a legislative correspondent in my office, was shot this morning at baseball practice 11:10 a.m.: Multiple law enforcement sources pointed out the suspected shooter as Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. A shooting occurred Wednesday morning at a baseball field in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, just where a number of Republican members of Congress, and their staffers were practicing, for an annual congressional charity baseball game. After the FBI confirmed that a member of Congress was involved, the agency took the lead on the investigation, working with “state, and local partners.” 10:39 a.m.: Rep. 8:01 a.m.: White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “are aware of the developing situation in Virginia,” adding, “Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected.” Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. During the shooting: Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio and Sen. Roger Williams; Matt Mika, the director of government relations, for Tyson Foods; and two U.S. When the medics came, we had better bandaging to put on the wound, kept him stable and made sure he was conscious, aware, got some hydration.” Scalise was conscious during treatment, Wenstrup said, adding, “He was as brave as he could be.” According to Wenstrup, Scalise said he was thirsty. Here’s a timeline of the events leading up to, and at the end of the shooting: 6:30 a.m.: The Republican baseball team held practice at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, said Williams in a statement. Roger Williams, R-Texas, confirmed that Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was shot. Our thoughts, and prayers are with him.” 9:30 a.m.: The FBI became involved with the investigation into the shooting, said Tim Slater, the special agent who heads the bureau’s Washington field office.”

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