NEW YORK (AP) — New York Congressman Tom Suozzi (SWAH'-zee) says members of a Democratic baseball team shut down their practice and prayed for the victims of a shooting at a Republican baseball practice.

Suozzi said by phone that he and fellow Democrats were practicing at a separate location Wednesday morning when they were suddenly told to go to the dugout.

He says the mood was sad, somber and quiet, except for phones ringing with calls from concerned staffers and families.

The annual baseball game raises money for charity.

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