US Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At Republican Baseball Game

US Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At Republican Baseball Game

High-ranking Republican congressman Steve Scalise is among at least five people who were wounded Wednesday at a Republican baseball team practice in northern Virginia.

High-ranking Republican congressman Steve Scalise is among at least five people who were wounded Wednesday at a Republican baseball team practice in northern Virginia.

US Congressman Steve Scalise Shot At Republican Baseball GamePolice received a call of an active shooter at 7:09 a.m. local time (1109GMT) Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters.

Officers arrived at the scene within three minutes and two of them engaged the shooter, Brown said.

Brown confirmed five people had been “transported medically” but did not disclose their identities or the nature of their injuries.

“This is a stable situation at this point, there is no additional threat. We consider this incident to be a closed incident under investigation,” Brown said.

Congressman Mo Brooks, who was at the scene, told CNN the shooter appeared to be a middle-aged, heavy-set white male who took cover behind a dugout when he opened fire.

Brooks said he heard at least 10 to 20 shots from the shooter, who used a rifle, before security was able to return fire.

Scalise, at least one aide and two capital police officers were among the wounded, MSNBC network reported early Wednesday, describing the congressman’s condition as stable.

President Donald Trump said in a statement he and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the “shooting incident”, and were monitoring developments

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected,” he said.

Trump later tweeted that Scalise was “a true friend and patriot”.

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