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Two capitol police officers were wounded in the shooting, authorities said.

Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey and Henry Cabrera were on the scene when James T. Hodgkinson opened fire.

Griner and Bailey have been hailed as heroes after taking down the shooter. "There's no escaping a guy with a, you know, he had several hundred bullets and we no weapons and no place to hide".

Bishop said two of the agents rushed onto the field as the congressmen and staffers fled.

Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, at the practice because they're on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's (R-La.) security detail, returned fire when a man began shooting up the field. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona; Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida; and Rep.

"I yelled out, 'Is this friendly?" I'm especially thankful to the US Capitol Police who risked their lived to protect us.

Trump visited Griner and her wife at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on the evening of June 14, the Baltimore Sun reported. A biology major, Griner was a guard on the college basketball team and earned rookie of the year honors in 2003, according to a player profile provided by the school.

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"[Griner's] an incredibly able and professional individual who always takes her job and responsibility seriously", Cantor told The Daily Beast.

Bailey was treated and released for a minor injury. He graduated from North Carolina Central University in 2007 with a degree in physical education and served as president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

His friend, Racheal Brooks, wasn't surprised by Bailey's heroics.

"My family and I will be forever grateful", Williams said.

Rep. Joe Barton was there with his two sons. "I'm just so used to seeing them and talking to them". He shared his thanks for the Capitol Police and the other first responders.

That sentiment echoed throughout the Capitol.

"Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there and the only reason they were there is because we had a member of leadership on our team", Paul told MSNBC. One of the police officers-after being shot-stopped the shooter and helped others before even attending to his own wounds.

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