BOISE -- Idaho's representatives and senators are speaking out after a gunman opened fire on the Republican congressional baseball team's practice, Wednesday morning. Five people, including Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were wounded. The shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Bellevillle, Illinois, was also shot and later died from his injuries.
Members of the Idaho delegation are not on the baseball team, and none of them were hurt. See the entire roster of players here.
Sen. Mike Crapo praised the response from Capitol Police in a statement. Two officers were among those wounded in the attack.
"While this investigation is still unfolding, I send my prayers to Congressman Scalise and the other victims who were injured. I also commend and thank the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police," Crapo said in a statement. "The Capitol Police, a highly trained force, put their lives on the line to protect members of Congress, staff and visitors to the Capitol on a daily basis. This is just one more example why all Americans should be thankful for the men and women who serve our nation and communities as first responders."
Sen. Jim Risch also weighed in on Twitter.
Vicki's and my thoughts and prayers are with the injured and their families.— Senator Jim Risch (@SenatorRisch) June 14, 2017
Representatives Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson also tweeted that the shooting victims were in their prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with @SteveScalise and all those affected by today's shooting. Grateful to Capitol Police. (1 of 2)— Raúl R. Labrador (@Raul_Labrador) June 14, 2017
(2 of 2) Thank you to all those who reached out expressing concern. My staff and I were not present. We are fine.— Raúl R. Labrador (@Raul_Labrador) June 14, 2017
2-We are grateful and humbled by the amazing law enforcement who put their lives in harm's way to protect our citizens.— Cong. Mike Simpson (@CongMikeSimpson) June 14, 2017
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