Rep. Mike Bishop, R-Mich, said Scalise was standing on second base when he was shot.
"Our courageous Capitol Hill police performed a challenging job with incredible skill". He continued, "I wanted to get to Steve Scalise, laying out there in the field, but while there were bullets flying overhead, I couldn't".More news: LaVar Ball makes another dumb claim about Michael Jordan
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At least five people were wounded, Brooks said, naming Scalise along with a congressional staff member, two law enforcement officers, and another officer who was either with the Capitol Police or Secret Service. It's unclear which victim is the one MedStar says is in "good condition".
Governor Doug Ducey: "Thoughts and prayers for @SteveScalise + all affected in senseless event this morning".
"Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts (and) in your prayers during this extremely hard time", Williams stated via his Tweeter account.
The attacker fired at lawmakers practising near Washington for a charity baseball game, wounding senior Republican leader Steve Scalise and several others before being fatally shot by police. "I'm so grateful for Capitol Police's quick response", said Murphy.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) called the incident "beyond disturbing", and credited police officers for saving lives at the scene.
The Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled to be played Thursday night at Nationals Park in Washington.