Alexandria baseball field to reopen after shooting

The return to baseball will have to wait at the Alexandria field where five people including Congressman Steve Scalise were shot last week. The F-B-I released the crime scene over the weekend. But a rain delay has been declared for a reopening ceremony

ALEXANDRIA, VA (WUSA9) - The return to baseball will have to wait at the Alexandria field where five people including, Congressman Steve Scalise, were shot last week.

The FBI released the crime scene over the weekend, but a rain delay has been declared for a reopening ceremony scheduled for Monday night.

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"There is kind of a shadow as you walk past that blue building where the shooter was. You just can't help but feel the event, and I don't know when that's going to wear off," said J.C. Herz. The mother of two returned to Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria for the first time Monday afternoon.

"If my husband hadn't lingered over his morning coffee, he would of been there when bullets were flying," Herz said.

"Too many crazy people in the world unfortunately are out there. It's scary we just have to stand together and take care of one another," said Alexandria resident Michelle Adams.

Police said James Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and wounded four others at a congressional baseball practice at the park.

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On Monday, three Alexandria police officers were commended for helping take down the shooter.

"This is a time of gratitude and strength," said Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg.

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