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Alexandria, Virginia / Ballpark Shooting #1111667

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017
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(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Alexandria, Virginia: David Kerley) The shooting by James Hodgkinson†† of five people, including Representative Steve Scalise††, at a ballpark in Alexandria, Virginia, reviewed; scenes shown from the site of the gunfire; details given about it being a practice for a Congressional charity baseball game & the gun battle with Capitol police. [Voices of Representative Ron DeSANTIS†, Senator Rand PAUL†, Representative Joe BARTON - describe the man asking if they were Republicans or Democrats & what happened.] [Two WITNESSES, Owen BRITTON‡- describe what happened.]

(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The gunman's background examined; details given about his hatred of Republicans & President Trump, his past run-ins with the law & his time in Virginia; scenes shown from Hodgkinson's hometown in Illinois. [Illinois MAN, neighbor Bill SCHAUMLEFFEL†, Pork Barrel BBQ bartender James CRAIG†- comment of Hodgkinson.] [Senator Bernie SANDERS - says the shooter volunteered on his campaign.] [FBI agent Timothy SLATER†- says the shooter has been living in his car.] The FBI investigation discussed.

(Washington: David Muir) Earlier live interview held with Representative Chuck Fleischmann† about the gunman & the gunfire. [FLEISCHMANN - describes what happened on the ball field & the role of the Capitol police.]

(Washington: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Mary Bruce) The reaction to the shooting featured; photos shown of the wounded: Zach Barth†, Matt Mika†, officer Crystal Griner† & David Bailey†. [SCALISE - talks about the game.] [DeSANTIS, Representative Rodney DAVIS†- talk about Scalise's security & the shooter.] [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN - speaks about the attack: it is on all of us.] The plans for the ball game to go on tomorrow discussed.

(Washington: David Muir; White House: Cecilia Vega) The call from President Trump for unity & for a toned-down rhetoric & a "Washington Post" report special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller may be investigating the president for obstruction of justice & a White House response to the "leak" discussed. [TRUMP - speaks about those who serve our country.]

Muir, David;
Kerley, David;
Thomas, Pierre;
Bruce, Mary;
Vega, Cecilia

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