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Local politicians react to shooting at Congressional baseball practice

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Emergency crews at Virginia baseball field (Credit: CBS News) Emergency crews at Virginia baseball field (Credit: CBS News)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Politicians from Missouri and Illinois have issued statements following Wednesday morning’s shooting at the charity baseball practice in Virginia.

Sen. Claire McCaskill released the following statement following the shooting:

What unspeakable evil. I’m praying that Representative Scalise, these courageous officers, and everyone else affected will be ok. There should be no partisanship here – we should come together against evil, united by our common decency

Congresswoman Ann Wagner tweeted that her thoughts and prayers are with those impacted by the shooting.

Sen. Roy Blunt also took to Twitter to give his thoughts to those hurt in the shooting. He also said he was grateful to the officers “who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.”

Sen. Tammy Duckworth also said her thoughts were with those injured in the shooting.

Hours after sending out the tweet, Sen. Duckworth issued the following statement:

This is a sad day for all Americans, regardless of political affiliation. We can all agree that these sorts of actions simply have no place in civil society, and we should do much more to prevent this sort of needless violence. I wish all the victims a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing my former House colleagues, Congressional staffers and Capitol Police officers back on the Hill soon. I also want to thank all the first responders for their bravery in risking their lives this morning—without their efforts, today could have been even worse.

Congressman Mike Bost asked that people keep Scalise and his family in their prayers. 

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