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Congressional Shooting
6/14/2017
 
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A terrifying scene in Virginia this morning when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a baseball game. The alleged shooter hit 5 victims including a GOP leader. It happened just outside Washington, Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit in the hip, a Congressional staffer and Capitol Hill Police also wounded. Sources calling this a deliberate attack. "We are strongest when we are you know Unified and work together for the common good." "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us." Law enforcement sources identifying that gunman as 66 66-year old James Hodgkinson of Belleville Illinois. His Facebook page filled with anti-Trump sentiment. He was a volunteer for Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign. They were prepping for the annual baseball game scheduled for Tomorrow. Congressmen say the game will go on as planned. Political leaders taking to twitter saying they're keeping the victims in their prayers and Glenn Thompson offering his thoughts and says he was at a speaking engagement when the shooting happened. He says "He and his Wife are praying for a quick recovery and said we certainly owe the Capital Police a debt of gratitude for how they selflessly place themselves in harms way to protect the public day in and day out".
  
 
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