Rep. Steve Scalise shot during baseball practice: a timeline of events
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., is in critical condition after a gunman shot him in the hip while the representative was practicing for Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game.
Scalise was one of four victims who were shot in Alexandria, Virginia. The suspect in the congressional shooting died from his injuries after engaging in a firefight with police.
Here is a timeline of events that transpired.
Between 6 and 7 a.m. - Republican congressmen and staffer met for baseball practice in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. During the practice, a suspect fired shots toward the baseball field, hitting Scalise in the hip. Two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist are among the victims as well.
7:09 a.m. - Alexandria Police Department received a report of an active shooter located in the 400 block of East Monroe Avenue.
7:12 a.m. - Alexandria Police officers arrived on the scene three minutes after the shooting reports came in and started to engage the suspect.
7:33 a.m. - Alexandria Police announce publicly they are investigating a shooting affecting multiple victims. The suspect is believed to be in custody.
7:54 a.m. - Police state that victims are currently en route to nearby hospitals.
8 a.m. - The City of Alexandria locks down its school system.
8:02 a.m. - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirms President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are aware of the shootings in Alexandria.
8:20 a.m. - Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., confirms the Democratic team is OK and that their practice has not been affected.
8:23 a.m. - Suspect is in custody.
8:27 a.m. - Virginia's governor says he is following the situation.
8:30 a.m. - The ATF responds to the situation.
8:33 a.m. - President Trump releases a statement.
"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected."
8:48 a.m. - President Trump sends out a tweet.
8:50 a.m. - The City of Alexandria lifts the lockdown for all schools.
9:05 a.m. - Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown updates the media and reveals that five people have been transported to local hospitals, including the suspect.
9:48 a.m. - Scalise's office sends out a press release with an update on his condition. It confirms he was shot in the hip and sent to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.
10:12 a.m. - Zachary Barth, a legislative correspondent for Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, confirmed on his Facebook page that he had been shot but was in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
10:26 a.m. - MedStar Washington confirms it is treating two patients from the shooting, including Scalise.
10:38 a.m. - Williams also confirms Barth was shot during the morning practice.
10:47 a.m. - The Washington Post breaks a report naming the suspect as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. The Associated Press confirms the same details.
11:02 a.m. - The City of Alexandria released a statement about the shooting and said the FBI was taking the lead with the investigation into what happened.
11:30 a.m. - President Trump addresses the nation and condemns the attacks. He also confirms the death of the shooter.
11:36 a.m. - Matt Mika is confirmed as another victim injured by the gunman. It is believed he has the most serious injuries.
11:51 a.m. - Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., confirms the Congressional Baseball Game will continue as scheduled. Members of the House applaud the announcement.
12:36 p.m. - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on the floor and addresses reports that the suspected shooter volunteered on his campaign.
12:42 p.m. - Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., names the identities of the two U.S. Capitol officers involved in the shooting: Krystal Griner and David Bailey. They both are being treated with non-life threatening injuries.
2:29 p.m. - MedStar Washington confirms Scalise is out of surgery and in critical condition.
3:17 p.m. - Mika's family comes out with a statement saying they are on their way to Washington, D.C. to be with Mika as he recuperates from injuries.
3:20 p.m. - ABC News reports members of Congress from both sides will wear Louisiana State University gear during the Congressional Baseball Game to honor Scalise, who is an alum of the school.
3:50 p.m. - The FBI and Alexandria Police Department confirm the suspect has died from injuries sustained in the shooting and they also confirmed his identity.
4 p.m. - The Democrats invite the Republicans out for dinner in a show of bipartisanship.
4:44 p.m. - Williams praised the U.S. Capitol Police officers for saving his life.
4:59 p.m. - D.C.'s chief of police makes a statement about the safety of Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game.
5:01 p.m. - ABC News reports President Trump will not attend the Congressional Baseball Game Thursday evening.
5:36 p.m. - The FBI and Alexandria Police update the media once again and ask for tips with info on the suspect to 1-800-CALL-FBI. Police also confirm this shooting is an isolated incident and that the suspect had been in the Alexandria area for months.
8 p.m. - CNN reports the president will visit Scalise, Bailey and Griner at MedStar Washington Hospital on Wednesday night.