“I want to commend Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey and Henry Cabrera for their heroic and appropriate response in protecting the Members and others today during their practice for the Congressional baseball game,” Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said in a statement.
“Today we saw how our officers’ extensive training and quick response saved lives,” he added.
Two officers were injured while responding to the shooting. Griner was shot in the ankle and Bailey suffered a minor injury when they responded to the attack, officials said. They are both now good condition.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition after the shooter, James Hodgkinson of Illinois, shot him in the hip. Griner, Scalise and two other people were injured with gunshot wounds. The colleagues were gathered at a field in…