Members of Congress Targeted by Gunman

Jun 15, 2017

As they were practicing for the traditional baseball game between Democrats and Republicans in Congress a gunman showed up and began shooting at Republican lawmakers and members of their staffs. Several people were wounded including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise from Louisiana. Fortunately, since Scalise is a leader in Congress he had a security detail with him consisting of two Capitol police officers.

When the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, a former Bernie Sanders campaign worker from Illinois, opened fire the heroic police officers returned fire and killed him. Both of the officers were wounded. According to witnesses, if they had not been there it would have been a massacre.