What We Know and Don’t Know About the Shooting of the G.O.P. Men’s Baseball Team

What We Know and Don’t Know About the Shooting of the G.O.P. Men’s Baseball Team

- in House of Representatives

• He was at a baseball practice with other lawmakers and staff members preparing for a charity game when the attack occurred.

• Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, said two law enforcement officers and a congressional aide were among the injured.

• Mr. Brooks told CNN that players took cover wherever they could on the field and that members of a security team exchanged fire with the gunman, who had a rifle.

• Police said a call came in at 7:09 a.m., and officers responded in three minutes. Two officers engaged the attacker and returned fire, the authorities said.

• The office of Representative Roger Williams, Republican of Texas, said that a member of his staff had been shot and was receiving medical attention. (His office said the congressman had not been shot, as some have reported.)

• Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, said quick action by Capitol Police saved lives. “The field was basically a killing field,” he said.

What We Don’t Know

• The motive of the gunman was still under investigation.

• Police have not said whether the gunman knew any of the victims.

• The conditions of the other wounded were not immediately available.

• Police have not disclosed how the gunman knew of the lawmakers’ practice schedule.


What Happened at the Shooting at a Congressional Baseball Practice

Five people were shot at a morning practice about five miles from the Capitol, the police said.

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