ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WWJ) – A Michigan representative who survived a gun attack during a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Virginia is detailing the harrowing moments the gunman opened fire.
Assassination attempt of Congressmen at Virginia Baseball Field.
THE HILL: As many as 30 gun shots can be heard in the recording, which was taken from a house not far from the field where GOP lawmakers and aides were practicing. It is unclear how many of the shots were fired by a gunman and how many were fired by police. The footage does not show any video of the shooting.
NBC: As many as 22 members of Congress who were at the field at the early morning practice, described a terrifying scene, with the gunman reloading while standing on the field and the wounded congressman “screaming for help.”
The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.” Hodgkinson …advocated for raising taxes on the rich, expressed support for President Obama, and declared his love for The Rachel Maddow Show.
BND: The shooter was James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party” and “declared in a Facebook post that, “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.””
GRABIEN: “Activist and media personality, Tariq Nasheed, appeared to indicate support for the shooting on Twitter.”
Rand: ‘Nobody Would Have Survived’ Baseball Shooting Without Capitol Police, ‘It Would Have Been a Massacre Without Them’
San Fransisco Site of UPS Employee Shooting
San Francisco UPS Facility Shooting
A shooting at a United Parcel Service facility in San Francisco killed multiple people Wednesday morning, according to a UPS spokesman.
The shooting occurred around 9 a.m. and prompted the San Francisco Police Department to issue a “shelter in place” alert to the neighborhood. The UPS facility is on the border of the Mission District and Potrero Hill neighborhoods.
Five people suffered gunshot wounds, including the gunman, whose wound was self-inflicted, according to San Francisco Police Chief William Scott. At least two people were reported dead after the gunman barged into the facility.
Steve Gaut, a UPS spokesman said the shooter was a driver and in uniform. All of the workers involved were on the clock and gathering for their morning meeting before heading out with their parcels, he said.