Congressman Targeted: Rep. Steve Scalise, Others Shot At Baseball Field | NBC Nightly News


ANT TO BEGIN OUR
COVERAGE WITH TOM
COSTELLO. [ GUNSHOTS ].
>>Reporter: CAPTURED
ON CELL PHONE VIDEO, THE CHILLING MOMENT,
THE RAPID FIRE BROKE
OUT IN ALEXANDRIA THIS MORNING.
>>SHOTS BEING FIRED
AND PEOPLE RUNNING. VICTIMS INVOLVED.
>>Reporter: AN
ALL-OUT GUN BATTLE AS CAPITOL HILL POLICE
AND ALEXANDRIA
OFFICERS ENGAGED A LONE GUNMAN,
66-YEAR-OLDS JAMES
HODGKINSON TARGETING REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF
CONGRESS PRACTICING
FOR CHARITY BASEBALL GAME.
>>GET DOWN!
WE NEED MEDICS. WE GOT A SUSPECT
SHOOTING.
WE’RE AT THE BASEBALL FIELD.
>>Reporter: AMONG THE
FIRST TO BE HIT, REPUBLICAN STEVE
SCALISE.
>>HE DRUG HIMSELF TO THE INFIELD THERE IS A
TRAIL OF BLOOD.
WE CAN’T HELP HIM. WE HAVE BATS VERSUS A
RIFLE.
>>SCALISE’S SECURITY DETAIL AND POLICE
IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TO
RETURN FIRE. >>Reporter: THE
GUNMAN ARMED WITH A
SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON AND A HANDGUN.
>>HE WAS CROUCHED
BEHIND A WOODEN PIECE OF STANDS AND HE HAD A
AK-47 IN HIS HANDS.
HE WAS EXCHANGING FIRE WITH POLICE OFFICERS
WHO WERE CROUCHED
BEHIND A BLACK SUV. >>Reporter: THE SIX
PEOPLE INJURED INCLUDE
CONGRESSMAN SCALISE, DAVID BAILEE AND
ZACKERY BARTH A
CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER AND ROGER WILLIAMS.
>>ONE STAFFER DOVE
INTO THE DUGOUT WITH A LEG WOUND AND WE GOT
SOMEBODY’S BELT AND
PUT IT AROUND THERE TO STOP THE BLEEDING SO
WE WERE TENDING TO HIM
AS WELL AS TRYING TO KEEP DOWN AWAY FROM
THE SHOOTER.
>>Reporter: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SAID THE
GUNMAN KNEW WHO WAS ON
THE FIELD. >>AN INDIVIDUAL
WALKED UP AND SAID ARE
THOSE REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS.
JEFF SAID REPUBLICANS.
THE GUY TURNED AROUND AND STARTED WALKING
TOWARDS THE FIELD.
IT WAS A LITTLE ODD BUT I DIDN’T SEE ANY
INDICATION OF VIOLENCE
OR ANYTHING. >>BIG, FAT GUY,
PROBABLY 5’8″, 5’10”
WITH A T-SHIRT AND SHORTS WITH A LONG GUN
AND PISTOL.
>>Reporter: AFTER AN INTENSE GUNFIGHT THAT
SHOT OUT THE WINDOWS
OF THE NEXT DOOR YMCA, HODGKINSON WAS SHOT
AND WOUNDED AND DIED
AT THE HOSPITAL. MEANWHILE, ALL FIVE
VICTIMS WERE RUSHED TO
AREA HOSPITALS. REPRESENTATIVE SCALISE
TAKEN OFF THE FIELD BY
MEDICS AND A POLICE OFFICER TAKEN OUT BY
CHOPPER.
>>I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD COME TO BASEBALL
PRACTICE FOR A LOCAL
D.C. CHARITY AND HAVE TO DODGE BULLETS.
>>Reporter:
REPRESENTATIVES THAT DON’T NORMALLY HAVE
SECURITY DETAILS
GRATEFUL FOR CAPITOL HILL POLICE WHO MIGHT
NOT HAD BEEN THERE HAD
GOP SCALISE NOT BEEN ON THE FIELD.
>>WE WERE SITTING
DUCKS IN THE DUGOUT. >>Reporter: TONIGHT,
THE FBI IS HANDING OUT
THIS FLIER TO PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
IT IS OF THE SUSPECT,
JAMES HODGKINSON ISSING FOR ANY
INFORMATION TO PHONE
IN TIPS. IN THE MEANTIME, IT
WOULD CERTAINLY APPEAR
THIS WAS A

17 thoughts on “Congressman Targeted: Rep. Steve Scalise, Others Shot At Baseball Field | NBC Nightly News

  1. Congrats liberals! You will now be viewed as potential domestic terrorists! We have CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, hollwood liberal nut celebrities, and others to thank for this! THEY HAVE DIRECTLY INCITED THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE EACH IN THEIR OWN WAY!!!

  2. As a personal observation…if you seek-out the position of Senator/Congress/Representative for whatever reasons you have, and then make decisions and encourage others to make decisions over the lives of others involving pro-active care for people in need, such as Food-Stamps/Aid to Dependent Children/Medi-Care/Medic-Aid/Housing Subsidies/ and a host of other programs that directly benefit the people who are in need of it…and then proceed to decrease and/or eliminate them altogether…should you be accountable for your actions? If you make millions for yourself while in Office…and deny basic necessities for others…should you be PUNISHED for it? If any ordinary person were to 'steal' benefits by claiming more than they are entitled-to for food-stamps, they would be arrested and charged with fraud and placed in prison for 'committing Crimes against the State and the Federal Government 'and yet if another enriches themselves by voting to 'decrease' food-stamp availability…are they not guilty of 'stealing from the poor and the powerless?' And yet they themselves are never held accountable for anything involving 'deliberately harming those who have no recourse but to beg for help'. I see today that 'those in power' are being 'held accountable'…and I believe that 'accountability' is vastly overdue!

  3. BERNIE SANDERS AND SCALISE'S ASSAULT
    GUNMAN VISITED BERNIE SANDERS BEFORE SHOOTING SCALISE http://americanadmiraltybooks.blogspot.com/2017/06/bernie-sanders-and-scalises-assault.html

  4. White people do the MOST horrific crimes, but say blacks and mexicans are bad. Look at Las Vegas. School shooting wow

  5. DID OBAMA OR NANCY PELOSI COME OUT AND CONDEMN THE FAR LEFT FOR SUCH EXTREME ACTS OF VIOLENCE>THE LEFT THROUGH COMMUNISM/ SOCIALISM HAS KILLED MORE PEOPLE HISTORICALLY THEN ANY OTHER POLITICAL MOVEMENT. WERE THE DEMS CLEAR IN THERE CONDEMNATION? (Sounds kinda ridiculous, dont it ?) EXACTLY WHAT THERE ASKING OF TRUMP AFTER NEW ZEALAND SHOOTING!!!!!!

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