U.S. Congressman John Shimkus released a statement following the shooting that took place Wednesday morning at a practice for the Congressional charity baseball game.
“My prayers are with my good friend and DC roommate, Steve Scalise, as well as the Capitol Police officers, Members, staff and all those affected by today’s shooting. While we don’t yet fully know the motive behind this shameful act of evil, there is no doubt the heroism of the Capitol Police saved lives this morning. I am deeply thankful for their bravery, and I hope for speedy recoveries for all those wounded in this cowardly assault” Shimkus stated.
Congressman Shimkus was not at the practice this morning.