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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi

Representing the 8th District of Illinois

Raja Responds to Shooting at Congressional Baseball Game Practice

June 14, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi released the following statement in response to this morning's shooting at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game:

“I was not at the scene today, but my thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise, the Capitol Police officers and others who were shot, and their families. This was a horrible, senseless act of violence, and we must bring the perpetrator to justice. While we don't yet know the full scale of the casualties this morning, we do know that this attack would have been inestimably worse without the presence of the brave men and women of the Capitol Police, some of whom are among the wounded. Like so many in law enforcement, they deserve our thanks every day, but especially today.”