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These Are The People Wounded In The Alexandria Baseball Shooting

By in Huffington Post on June 14, 2017

By Nina Golgowski

A top House Republican is among the five people wounded after a gunman opened fire on a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, leaving two people in critical condition.

Majority Whip Steve Scalise, 51, of Louisiana, and Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), were among those transported to area hospitals from the Alexandria field, authorities said.

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Chicken, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey were also hospitalized following the shooting. Mika and Scalise were reported to be in critical condition.

An FBI press release Wednesday afternoon identified the shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66. Griner and Bailey reportedly exchanged gunfire with Hodgkinson, who was wounded and later died of his injuries.

Mika’s family released a statement Wednesday confirming that he “was shot multiple times, is in critical condition, and is currently in surgery.”

Tyson Foods also released a statement on Mika. “Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we’re deeply concerned about him and his family,” it said in part.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) lauded Griner and Bailey as “heroes” during a statement on the floor that afternoon.

Speaker Ryan praises Capitol Police officers on scene: “Without these two heroes…many lives would have been lost.” https://t.co/L3sgoBT6GD pic.twitter.com/a32lLbVmob

— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2017

“I spoke with Special Agent Bailey and Special Agent Griner earlier this morning. One was being treated and one was about to go into surgery,” Ryan said. “I expressed our profound gratitude to them. It is clear to me that based on various eyewitness accounts that without these […]    

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