"I got shot this morning at the baseball fields but I am in the hospital and okay", he wrote. "It could have been a bad situation if he could have gotten onto the field".
Shot in the hip, Mr. Scalise lay bleeding on the field as a gunbattle raged around him, leaving a streak of blood as he crawled from the infield, waiting for help.
Meanwhile, two Capitol Police officers who were already at the scene exchanged gunfire to stop the shooter, who ended up hitting one of the officers, as well as Scalise and a lobbyist. Hodgkinson was shot and killed. "It is clear to me, based on eyewitness accounts, that without these heroes, Agents Bailey and Griner, many lives would have been lost", Mr. Ryan said in a floor speech. "They literally did that".
"I couldn't find an exit wound, which made me greatly concerned", Wenstrup, a medical doctor, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview on GMA Thursday morning.
Griner, 32, is also a Capitol Police special agent. We saw courage in the face of death. Reps. Joe Barton of Ennis - whose two sons also were there - and Mike Conaway of Midland escaped unharmed. Scalise hit. Other staffers hit. Chuck Fleischmann was on the phone yelling at a dispatcher to "hurry up and get here".
Barth's leg was grazed by a bullet during the shooting. "He held me. I held him". Brooks stripped his belt off and the men used it as a tourniquet on Barth's leg, Williams said.
Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts in prayers during this extremely hard time.
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'It'd be I guess like diving into a swimming pool with no water, ' he explained, 'but I did'.
A scream rang out from second base, Brooks said. "Some of us will be on the injured reserve".
For most people, their first thought upon hearing of the shootings at a baseball practice for Congressional Republicans went something like this: Why are members of Congress on a baseball diamond at 7 a.m. on a weekday?
"I think the security detail saved a lot of lives because they attacked the shooter", Barton said.
'America doesn't give up, America doesn't give in. We wish you a speedy recovery.
"Some of us went in the dugout". "And then I see him turn his gun toward me and it just starts popping all around me", he said.
"Everybody probably would have died, except for the fact that the Capitol Hill Police were there", Sen. "Get cover!'" Williams said.