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Rep. Steve Scalise, wounded in Virginia mass shooting, released from hospital


WASHINGTON D.C. — Rep. Steve Scalise, who suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia in June, has been released from the hospital, a FOX News report says.

Scalise, the third-ranking member of House Republican leadership, underwent numerous surgeries and spent several days in intensive care after suffering a gunshot wound to his hip in the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read more at: http://fox43.com/2017/07/26/rep-steve-scalise-wounded-in-virginia-mass-shooting-released-from-hospital/

An online rush to blame ‘liberal rhetoric’ for Virginia mass shooting

“I can only hope that Democrats do turn down the rhetoric.”

The baseball field that is the scene of a shooting in Alexandria on June 14 where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot at a congressional baseball practice. CREDIT: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Early Wednesday morning, a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring at least five people.

Thus far, authorities haven’t confirmed any details about the assailant or his motivations, though several news outlets including the Washington Post have reported his name is James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson died from his injuries following the incident.

Hodgkinson appears to have posted anti-Trump posts on his Facebook page and Read more at: https://thinkprogress.org/an-online-rush-to-blame-liberal-rhetoric-for-virginia-mass-shooting-c85e80125b16

Virginia mass-shooting suspect identified as 66-year-old Illinois man

WASHINGTON — Law enforcement has identified the man who opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers Wednesday morning as James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, according to a federal law enforcement sources.

Hodgkinson is 66. In a news conference at about 8:30 a.m., President Donald Trump said that the shooter had been killed by police.

In posts on Hodgkinson’s Facebook page, the suspect identifies himself as a Bernie Sanders supporter. Many of his posts criticize President Trump. 

Before the gunman opened fire at the GOP congressional baseball practice , he asked a congressman at the event, US Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, whether Democrats or Republicans were playing there, Duncan said. Duncan said photos he’s seen of the gunman on TV and online are those of the man he talked to.

Authorities have not speculated on a motive for the

Read more at: http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/06/14/virginia-mass-shooting-suspect-identified-as-66-year-old-illinois-man/

Congressman Shot in Mass Shooting at Baseball Practice for GOP House Members in Virginia

One Congressman has been wounded in a mass shooting at a baseball field as GOP House members practiced baseball in a field in Alexandria, Virginia, according to multiple reports.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that House Whip Steve Scalise was shot when the gunman opened fire with a rifle shortly after 7 a.m.

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks told CNN that up to 20 rounds were fired and that Scalise, from Louisiana, and two members of his protective detail were hit.

Brooks said up to five people were shot.

Alexandria police confirmed Wednesday morning that the suspect in a “multiple shooting” is believed to be in police custody.

“APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St,” officials wrote. “Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru.”

Virginia Tech marks 10 years after mass shooting


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BLACKSBURG, Va. – A small group has gathered at Virginia Tech to honor the 32 victims of a mass shooting on the school’s campus ten years ago Sunday.

The Roanoke Times reports that Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his daughter Dori McAuliffe, along with the school’s former and current presidents, laid a wreath near the campus Sunday to memorialize the day.

The group then walked around the memorial, a semi-circle with 32 polished stones, each engraved with the name of one of the victims. They stopped at each stone.

Later on Easter Sunday, former Gov. Tim Kaine will deliver a speech at the memorial. A candlelight vigil is also planned.

Read more at: http://fox59.com/2017/04/16/virginia-tech-marks-10-years-after-mass-shooting/

Virginia Tech marks 10 years since shooting that claimed 32 lives – Chicago Sun

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Ten years after a mentally ill student fatally shot 32 people at Virginia Tech, survivors and families returned Sunday to mark the anniversary and honor the lives of those killed.

Virginia Tech was holding a series of events Sunday to mark the anniversary of the deadly campus shooting on April 16, 2007.

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine was among the 10,000 to 20,000 people expected at the Blacksburg campus. Kaine, who was governor at the time of the shooting, said he still vividly remembers the horrors of that day and has grown close to many of the survivors and the victims’ families.

“We’re going with a lot of different emotions, but we wouldn’t be anywhere else,” said Kaine, attending a service with wife Anne Holton.

The shooting at Virginia Tech was the deadliest mass shooting in recent U.S. history until a massacre last year that claimed 49 lives at an Orlando, Florida,

Read more at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/virginia-tech-marks-10-years-since-shooting-that-claimed-32-lives/

The Latest: Virginia Tech marks 10 years after mass shooting

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the 10-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 people (all times local):

3 p.m.

Former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine says the day that 32 people were killed at a mass shooting at Virginia Tech remains the worst day of his life.

Kaine delivered his remarks at a service to honor the victims of the shooting ten years ago today.

Kaine said April 16, 2007 remains “the worst day of my life.” He had been governor for a year and a half when the shooting occurred.

Kaine praised the bravery of those who helped students that day, and the Virginia Tech community for its strength and resilience, ten years later.

Kaine said, “I’m proud of this community, of the resilience of this community.”

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1:45 p.m.

A small group has gathered at Virginia Tech to honor the 32 victims of a mass shooting on the school’s campus ten

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After Virginia Tech mass shooting, big miracles at a small hospital

The call came at 9:45 a.m. Shots fired at the Virginia Tech campus. Within minutes, Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va., had initiated a code green — the message alerting surgeons, physicians and nurses to prepare the emergency department to respond to a disaster.

Less than 30 minutes later, the first victims from the worst mass shooting in history at that time would arrive. In all, 33 people were killed on April 16, 2007, after a gunman opened fire on the campus and then killed himself.

Seventeen others were wounded by gunfire in an academic building, including 11 treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital. All survived.

“It was a small little hospital in the middle of nowhere, and people pulled together,” said Demian Yakel, an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital that day. “Everyone rose to the occasion.”

David Stoeckle, who served as chief of surgery

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-virginia-tech-mass-shooting-big-miracles-at-a-small-hospital/2017/04/15/fb207a5a-2079-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html

After Virginia Tech mass shooting, big miracles at a small hospital …

The call came at 9:45 a.m. Shots fired at the Virginia Tech campus. Within minutes, Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg, Va., had initiated a code green — the message alerting surgeons, physicians and nurses to prepare the emergency department to respond to a disaster.

Less than 30 minutes later, the first victims from the worst mass shooting in history at that time would arrive. In all, 33 people were killed on April 16, 2007, after a gunman opened fire on the campus and then killed himself.

Seventeen others were wounded by gunfire in an academic building, including 11 treated at Montgomery Regional Hospital. All survived.

“It was a small little hospital in the middle of nowhere, and people pulled together,” said Demian Yakel, an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital that day. “Everyone rose to the occasion.”

David Stoeckle, who served as chief of surgery

Read more at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/after-virginia-tech-mass-shooting-big-miracles-at-a-small-hospital/2017/04/15/fb207a5a-2079-11e7-ad74-3a742a6e93a7_story.html

Meredith Vieira reflects on Virginia Tech shooting 10 years later

April 16th marks the 10th anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech. Gunman Seung-Hui Cho opened fire on the campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, killing 32 people — the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. In this first-person essay, former TODAY anchor Meredith Vieira shares her memories of that tragic day.

I remember the phone call from TODAY executive producer Jim Bell, “There’s been a shooting at Virginia Tech.” It was early afternoon, April 16, 2007. Details were still sketchy, but we knew it was bad. Turns out, it wasn’t a shooting. It was a massacre.

I had been with TODAY for six months. This was my first time traveling with the rest of

Read more at: http://www.today.com/news/virginia-tech-10-years-later-meredith-vieira-reflects-t110361