The shooter fired repeatedly with a rifle at the baseball field in Alexandria before being wounded in a gunfight with Capitol Hill police who were at the scene, lawmakers said.
Scalise, 51, and four others were wounded when an IL man opened fire Wednesday morning on the team practice in Alexandria.
The shot fired at Scalise left perhaps hundreds of bullet fragments internally, many of which may never be removed because surgery might be more risky than leaving them in place, Sava said.
“There are a number of different indications now that this was a pre-meditated situation”, Franks said Friday on CNN’s “OutFront”, though he declined to discuss the reported list.
On Wednesday, Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took the Senate floor to condemn the horrific shooting at the Republican baseball practice just outside the capital city. We could blame Democrats and Sanders supporters for this crime, if we wanted to imitate past liberal tactics. The FBI has recovered a cell phone, a computer and a camera from the vehicle used by the gunman, James Hodgkinson, the statement said. Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home.
O’Connor said there’s nothing to suggest that Bost was a target. The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed. “I can’t wrap my head around it”, Hodgkinson said.
Alleged shooter James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and members of the Capitol police force in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans’ early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game on June 14, 2017.
In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it’s a “good possibility” that Scalise will be able to return to work in his full capacity.
Hodgkinson’s social media postings included anti-conservative rants.
Also suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.
House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.