Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expressed his thoughts and prayers for the GOP congressman and the officers wounded during today's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, saying it "underscores the urgency of ending the epidemic of gun violence in America."
"My thoughts and prayers are with the civilians and officers wounded in today's shooting in Alexandria,'' Garcetti said in a statement posted to Twitter.
"The senselessness of this burst of violence is only compounded by the fact that it struck as Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were practicing for one of Washington's great bipartisan traditions. We should all be grateful for the many acts of heroism and compassion that saved lives this morning -- and mindful of how this tragedy underscores the urgency of ending the epidemic of gun violence in America.''
At least three people were wounded in the Wednesday morning shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia including LA Rep. Steve Scalise, a Capitol Police officer and the shooter.
The shooter was identified as an Illinois man named James T. Hodgekinson. Police have refused to comment on the shooter's possible motivations, saying it was too early in the investigation.