Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

Posted June 17, 2017

Although he did not suffer a gunshot wound, Capitol Police said Wednesday that Bailey was treated for a minor injury. These are courageous men and women, and we were really lucky they were there.

Rep. Brooks told, he was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team when the shooting occurred. "I hope they're both OK, but from what I understand, one was still protecting the scene after being shot".

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who was one of the GOP lawmakers who witnessed the attack, said, "Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre".

The ball was taken to the hospital and signed by Matt Mika, a lobbyist and former congressional staffer who was shot during Wednesday's shooting, a friend of Mika's wrote on Twitter. "The Capitol Police acted bravely and ended a very tragic situation from getting worse". "I'm grateful for our courageous officers".

Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey were two of the law enforcement personnel who quickly sprang into action after James T. Hodgkinson opened fire at the event, severely injuring House Majority Whip Steven Scalise (R). "Wishing you a speedy recovery and the knowledge that you have the gratitude of the nation behind you!"

"We're especially thankful for the courageous police officers that ran into danger without regard to their personal safety", Pence said.

"I am deeply horrified by what happened this morning". Praying for him and everyone affected. Paul said he looked onto the field from the batting cages and noticed Scalise was " shot but moving" and was "trying to drag himself through the dirt out into the outfield".

"The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely".

In a tweet, Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., noted the "horrifying news" and urged for prayers for Scalise, Capitol police and others.