What we know about the Congressional baseball victims


President Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the Washington hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition on Thursday night, June 14, 2017.

"On behalf of the Government and people of Israel, I send our heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Congressman Steve Scalise and the other victims of today's tragic shooting attack in Virginia", Netanyahu said in a statement issued late Wednesday in Israel. Timothy Slater, an Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Washington field office, told reporters Wednesday that authorities are trying to determine Hodgkinson's motive and why he was in the area. "There were several security officers that risked their lives".

The gunman, identified by law officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout.

In an earlier tweet he had called Scalise "a true friend and patriot", and said the congressman had been "badly injured" but would "fully recover". "I got to touch him, but I couldn't hug him", Toia said.

Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Leaders decided the game will go on as scheduled at Nationals Park in Washington, home of the city's professional baseball team.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Scalise was in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "He's going to be OK".

"While this was going on, the gunfire is coming nonstop from the rifle", said Brooks, who said Scalise left a "trail of blood".

"There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, Officers (Crystal) Griner and David (Bailey), we saw what's right with America".

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Mika, a former congressional staffer, is a lobbyist for Tyson Foods.

Wednesday morning, after the shooting in Virginia, Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., received a threatening email. "But you have long since earned my respect, and you deserve to be heard, and you are an honorable individual".

"I was fresh off of surgery, but they made more plays than we made a year ago", Richmond told reporters.

But this time, it was President Donald Trump who was called upon to speak words of comfort in such a troubled moment, one fraught with the overtones of gun politics and the heated rhetoric of a nation sharply divided along party lines.

Underscoring the day's mood, the Rev. Patrick Conroy, the House chaplain, opened the day by seeking divine forgiveness "when we seem to forget that words matter and can become seeds that will bring bitter harvest". "If you belong to the gym, they think 'well, that's a perk you shouldn't have, '" said Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, the manager of the Democratic team. On social media, Hodgkinson had previously posted messages expressing disdain for Republicans.

Then the unthinkable happened at the ballfield in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday: Someone started shooting. Scalise, was traveling with a small security detail.

More recently, Scalise played a key role in Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, helping shepherd the American Health Care Act through the House after an initial failure to bring the bill to a vote.