US Congress Members Shot At Baseball Field In Virginia, 5 Injured


Virginia: A “multiple shooting” was reported early Wednesday at a congressional baseball game practice field in Alexandria, Virginia.

GOP Whip Congressman Steve Scalise was among the victims. Eyewitness says at least 5 injured before shooter was taken down.

Injuries so far unknown for house Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Republican from Louisiana. His aides are also said to be among the injured. Reports from local media houses say the unidentified gunman fired around 50 shots before he was caught.

In a tweet, Alexandria police said, “Suspect is in custody and not a threat. PIO will be onscene shortly to share updates”.

News agency Reuters quoted Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks as saying that Mr Scalise was shot in the hip. Besides, two law enforcement officers and one Congressional staffer were also injured.

The shooting took place at the annual game between lawmakers. There were 20 to 25 members of team at the practice session when the gunfire started.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted to say US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have been briefed about the attack.

“Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected,” his tweet read.

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