Shooting likely to prompt security review, members of Congress say

An FBI Evidence Response team inspects the contents of one of the many bags left at the scene of a shooting in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, involving House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., and others, during a congressional baseball practice.

The gunman, identified by authorities as James T. Hodgkinson III of IL, died after a shootout with police. Sanders said he was "sickened by this despicable act".

"(Scalise) was critically injured and remains in critical condition", MedStar Washington posted on its Twitter account.

"We owe them everything", he said.

"Many lives would've been lost if not for the two Capitol Hill police officers who took down the gunman, despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", President Trump said.

"We may have our differences, but we do well, in times like these, to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said, calling for the nation to put politics aside. The other victims have been identified as Zachary Barth - he's a staffer for Texas Congressman Roger Williams - and Matt Mika, a government relations director at Tyson Foods.

"He entered the room, spoke with Scalises family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs Trump", he said.

"I'm shaken up", Duncan said. "I think he had handguns as well", said Flake, a Republican from Arizona.

When he campaigned for his leadership job, Scalise handed out commemorative baseball bats and served up a Cajun dinner.

"He had a lot of ammo and shot, it looked like indiscriminately, across the field, hitting a member and a couple of staffers", Flake said.

Rep. Steve Scalise, the House's third-ranking Republican, is known as much for his backslapping, hearty embrace of the lighter side as he is for his rock-solid conservatism and allegiance to the GOP. Witnesses say he dragged himself across the field, leaving a trail of blood as he and the others tried to take cover. "A killing field", U.S. Senator Rand Paul said in a televised interview, describing the scene in Arlington, Virginia."We were sitting ducks", said Representative Roger Williams.Williams, the team coach, told reporters he was hitting ground balls when he heard what sounded like a vehicle engine backfiring.

Representative. Rodney Davis said had U.S. Capitol Police not been on the scene, the scene "would have been a massacre".

The Congressional Baseball Game is a charity game between Republican and Democratic Congress members established in 1909. "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us".

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