GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst's tweeted, "please join me in praying for Steve Scalise, Capitol Police and all those impacted at the congressional baseball practice this a.m".

The Capitol Police occasionally assigns an officer to attend baseball practices, on a case-by-case basis.

Idaho's congressional delegation all expressed sadness at a shooting that wounded one of their colleagues and four others, offering their prayers to the injured and praising the U.S. Capitol police for their response.

Rand Paul described the baseball field where a shooter opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball team as a "killing field".

The horror is still fresh, but what we can not do is allow the lessons of this attack to fade as time marches on.

Reportedly two Capitol police members were also hurt.

How big is their jurisdiction?

Who were the Capitol Police officers in Wednesday's attack?

"If it were not for Scalise's security, the Capitol police, it would have been awful", Palmer said.

"We have a heightened sense of awareness, and we're going to be more vigilant today".

Palmer said he was at shortstop when the shooting started near the third base dugout. "As you know, that kind of distance heavily favors the rifle". "By Steve's mere presence with his security detail probably saved the day". "As members of both parties come together this morning in solidarity against this senseless act, my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families of all those affected".

"Which has improved the number of cameras, the resolution, the incident command center, and the infrastructure for our security measures", Thompson said. Scalise is the House Majority Whip, and someone Young calls "a compassionate person".

"I have past licenses in construction, roofing, electrical, septic, appraisals and more, " Hodgkinson said.

Outside of the Capitol grounds, officers are also charged with providing protection to House and Senate leaders.

"I and others have received death threats", he said.

"I couldn't be more proud of their actions", he said.

What events are Capitol Police required to work?

Several Congress members declined to provide details on how broad the security detail is, citing security concerns. The (wounded) officer was airlifted out.

Griner, 32, worked alongside Bailey and also was assigned to protect Scalise.

"Without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would have been lost", Ryan said. Roger Williams, R-Texas; Bailey and Griner; along with Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Chicken.

Sen. Paul says he was in the batting cages on the right side of the field when the first shot was sacked. Then his voice began shaking. "I'm very grateful for the courage of the law enforcement officials who returned fire and subdued the attacker".

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