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17 June, 2017, 11:24 | Author: Rickey Alvarado
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Among those hit was House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) who was left badly wounded and remains in critical condition. Two members of the Capitol Police as well as an aide to Congressman Roger Williams of Texas were also taken to GWUH for medical attention.

"I spoke with special agent Bailey and special agent Griner this morning".

"She is fantastic, and she's a hero", said retired Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine.

"But for their heroism there's no question that there would have been much more carnage, no doubt about it, because no one else there was armed and this shooter was not only active but he was really unloading so many shots", said the congressman, still in his baseball clothes at Capitol Hill hours later.

"Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman".

The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old IL man who had in recent months been living out of his vehicle in the Alexandria area.

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"After the first shot, then there was a rapid succession of shots, five or 10 shots", said Paul, who was in a right field batting cage when shots first rang out.

"These folks are heroes", said Tennessee Rep.

"Thank god they were there", said Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), who plays on the Democratic baseball team. "Responsible for the protection of Members of Congress, Officers of Congress, and their families as expanded by statute to the entire United States, its territories and possessions, and the District of Columbia".

Only members of House and Senate leadership have security details that also travel with them back to their home districts. "He said, 'I'm thirsty.' Obviously, you don't know how much fluid he may be losing internally". "There's no escaping a guy with a, you know, he had several hundred bullets and we no weapons and no place to hide". "Fortunately, he's a good guy", Brooks said of a Capitol Police officer. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida; and Rep.

Captain Howard said Virginia Capitol Police did not increase security after Wednesday's shooting, but they did monitor the situation closely.

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