A gunman opened fire Wednesday morning on a baseball practice at a park in Alexandria, Virginia involving Republican members of Congress, injuring several people.
Among those injured was Steve Scalise, the majority whip, according to police and a congressman. Scalise, from Louisiana, is the third-highest ranking House Republican.
Congressman Steve Scalise and an aide were shot Wednesday during practice for a bipartisan baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. ” Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc About: MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives.
One person is in custody.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) tweeted that a shooter attacked a GOP baseball practice. Rifle. 50+ shots fired. 5 hit including Steve Scalise. I am not shot. He estimated 50 to 100 shots were fired.
Congressman Steve Scalise was ambushed by a shooter. The Congressman and two Capitol Police Officers shot. Please pray for them all.
The 7:30 a.m. gathering in the park was the final practice before Thursday nights scheduled game between Republicans and Democrats at Nationals Park.