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Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

17 June 2017

The trace is part of an ongoing federal investigation into suspected shooter James Hodgkinson, who allegedly opened fire on GOP lawmakers at a ballpark in Alexandria early Wednesday morning as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game.

Griner and Bailey were widely praised on Twitter for their role in preventing a massacre on the baseball field.

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot. "In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving and he's trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield".

A third agent shot at the gunman from behind the first-base dugout, where Sen. Rank-and-file do not typically travel with Capitol Police or other security. "He's shooting back across the in field at the man with the rifle".

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"Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there and the only reason they were there is because we had a member of leadership on our team", Paul told MSNBC.

The special agents were among several people hit by Hodgkinson's bullets.

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, choking up as he spoke, recounted a similar scene.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Capitol Police get a bigger budget to offer protection to rank and file members, though she said she hadn't heard from rank-and-file members who felt the need to have protection around the clock. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident.

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The deputy cautioned Hodgkinson about doing such shooting around homes, given that the rounds can travel up to a mile. Court records show that his legal trouble started in the 1990s with arrests for resisting police and drunken driving.

"My family and I will be forever grateful", Williams said.

Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation.

"When they returned fire, the situation changed from a massacre to a shootout", Moolenaar said on a media call Thursday. "He said, "OK, thanks" and turned around".

"The United States Capitol Police is dedicated to its mission to protect the U.S. Capitol, Members of Congress, staff and the visiting public, and today we saw how our officers' extensive training and quick response saved lives", Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said in a statement. Both and sustained injuries but are expected to recover.

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Capitol Police do occasionally assign an officer to attend baseball practices on a case-by-case basis.

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion