GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

In a Capitol building that is typically full of partisan rancor, the mood was somber and quiet Wednesday. Some security team members were also wounded.

"I was there at baseball practice this morning".

Ohio Rep Brad Wenstrup, on his way to do a TV interview with CNN, gave a bear hug to Georgia Rep. Doug Collins in the hallway.

Rep. Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania missed his ride to practice with Rep. Rodney Davis of IL and other players by about two minutes early Wednesday, only to get an "ugly jolt" when he saw TV reports that a gunman had opened fire at the training session. Two other House members from Florida, Reps. "[T] oday's attack could have been much worse without them".

Lawmakers on the field described Agent Bailey as having been wounded yet still returning fire on the gunman, advancing on him and - perhaps - being the one to bring him down.

"There are no D's and R's behind our names today", Rep. Joe Crowley, a Democrat from NY, said. "Asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there".

Ryan said Wednesday that Mr. Scalise is likely "really frustrated" that he'll have to miss this year's game.

"After I heard about the shooting, (Alexandria police) asked me to come down there because I did have an interaction with someone in the parking lot who asked me if the team practicing was a Democrat or a Republican team". He said he was not at the ballpark and is safe.

Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., tweeted a photo of his party's team members.

The game was scheduled to take place at Nationals Park June 15. "For eight years, I've been the catcher bantering with Steve Scalise when he comes up to bat a few times a game". I think shots began you know within 3-5 minutes after that.

The timeline of the morning's event had been recounted over and over again.

The aftermath of the shooting Wednesday. There's no word on whether Hodgkinson was the man the congressmen said they spoke to. They were unable to get to him for several minutes. The shooter, we're told, was wearing jeans. "We were shocked", he said.

Bullet holes at the YMCA where a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. "It's the reality check that this is the world we live in today".

Duncan said he did think the shooting was politically motivated and that the attacker was seeking to shoot Republicans.

"We did get confronted by an individual when we were in the auto before we were leaving". "I'm very sure. It's the type of thing where I've seen him for 10 seconds, and for seeing him for 10 seconds I'm as sure as I can be".

Some were already contemplating what changes could be made, a subject Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who was at the scene, but not injured.

"Still to this day, I always carry around a fava bean with me everywhere I go to remind me of my faith and Italian heritage", he said. "I said, 'Paul, is everything OK?' And he said, 'It's all blurry right now, I'm trying to get my head wrapped round it'". I have been interested in it.

"I'm glad we're playing..."

Jon Ossoff, her Democratic opponent, called the shooting "a shocking act of violence".

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