Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice. Capitol Police said officers who were part of Scalise's security detail returned fire and wounded the shooter, who was taken into custody. In all, five people were taken to area hospitals, including the suspect, Alexandria police said.
New York's senior Senator Chuck Schumer expressed his gratitude to the Capitol Police officers, tweeting "their bravery saved lives in VA this morning. Thank you."
Saddened by news of the shooting in VA this am. Thoughts & prayers for Rep @SteveScalise & others injured & hope for a speedy recovery.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) June 14, 2017
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand echoed Schumer's reaction.
Praying for Rep Scalise, the staff, members and Capitol Hill police at the horrific scene this morning. Bless the police for their bravery.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) June 14, 2017
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Here are more tweets from members of Congress and other lawmakers from around the Tri-State area.
I'm on the Dem baseball team. Today we said a prayer for @SteveScalise, Capitol Police & others injured in this morning's shooting.— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) June 14, 2017
Thankful for incredible bravery of Capitol police. Their heroism likely prevented unspeakable tragedy— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) June 14, 2017
Let us pray for the victims & their families. https://t.co/1cV6zzxQYc— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) June 14, 2017
Our thoughts are with those injured during today's shooting in Virginia and our gratitude goes to area law enforcement for their response.— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 14, 2017
Horrified by Alexandria shooting & praying for full recovery of @SteveScalise, police & others shot. THANKYOU to Capitol Police & responders— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) June 14, 2017