Congressmen Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

"We heard a loud noise". And the next thing I heard was "run, he's got a gun".

"I'm not going to assess who takes responsibility, but we're all responsible for the discourse that happens in American government", Davis said.

Rand said, "I can tell you, that I think with absolute certainty, nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill Police". As a member of leadership, he has a security detail - and Sen. We have kids at practices.

The two wounded officers are in good condition and expected to make a rapid recovery, according to Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. I know one, at least, got shot herself. ABC News and other outlets reported two members of the Capitol Police Department were hit and one of them was able to return fire.

Davis was interviewed on CNN, still in his baseball t-shirt, with blood on his elbow and hand.

In January 2011, Giffords, a Democrat then representing Arizona's 8th congressional district, was shot in the head during an assassination attempt that resulted in the deaths of six others.

"I told them, 'I love you".

Following the shooting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump also took to Twitter, calling Scalise a "true friend" and vowing that he would "fully recover". T. Hodgkinson of Belleville.

Around 7:00 a.m., a shooter approached the baseball field and opened fire, discharging more than 50 shots onto victims on the field. Congressman John Shimkus has played in the past, but was not present.

Scalise was shot in the hip by gunman wielding a rifle and pistol just outside of Washington.

Statements of support are flooding in across the political spectrum. He is grateful to the Capitol Police and the first first responders for their swift action and all they do to keep members of Congress, our staff members, and all visitors to the Capitol safe. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.

"He was not injured", said Ashley Phelps, a spokeswoman for Rep.

Paul also praised the Alexandria Police Department, who responded to the emergency in less than three minutes.

Phelps said she learned Davis was all right through a staffer for the GOP lawmaker who helps run the congressional baseball practices.

Representative Davis said the incident provides a cautionary example of the need to reduce the divisive language in politics.

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