Published: Wed, June 14, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

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Brooks estimated that there were 50 to 100 shots fired.

Colleagues said Scalise dragged himself away from the infield leaving a trail of blood as they rushed to his assistance.

Texas Rep. Joe Barton, still in his baseball uniform, told reporters a shooter came out to the practice and opened fire, shooting at Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., who plays third base.

Rep. Mo Brooks witnessed that attack and told the AP that several other people also were hit, including two law enforcement officers. Brooks added that he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims.

Trump, a Republican, said Scalise, a Louisiana congressman, was "badly injured" but in stable condition.

Trump praised Scalise as "a very good friend" and "a patriot", telling him that "you have not just the prayers of the entire city behind you, but the entire nation and frankly the entire world".

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In a statement, Rep. Dave Loebsack, the only Democrat in Iowa's delegation, said, "I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news of this morning's shootings".

Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination.

Early reports indicate that five people were injured in the shooting, including Scalise. "They're getting into shooting down more well-known people now - more important people to the political system", he said.

"Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone", stated the office representative.

"Congressman Williams was not shot; however, a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", according to a statement from Williams' office. I am extraordinarily grateful for the heroic actions of the Capitol Police.

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Several other members of Congress sheltered in place.

Lawmakers said the shooter, who was armed with a rifle, had exchanged fire with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene and was shot before being taken into custody.

In a Wednesday news conference, Tim Slater, FBI special agent in charge, said the incident will be investigated with "state and local partners". "Our thoughts and prayers are with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staff and the Capitol Police that fell victim to this horrific event", said RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.

He repeatedly praised the Capitol Police officers and first responders who quickly mobilized to the softball field where the Republican baseball team was practicing ahead of Thursday night's charity game against a Democratic team.

Scalise, 51, the No. 3 House Republican leader, was first elected to the House in 2008.

Paul Taylor Sr., who was at the same coffee shop, said the shooting makes him anxious that politicians are becoming targets of gunmen.

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