Rep. Scalise shot at congressional baseball team practice in Virginia

Rep. Scalise shot at congressional baseball team practice in Virginia

BREAKING: Rep. Steve Scalise, Aides Shot at Baseball Practice

A senior Republican politician, Steve Scalise, was shot by a gunman as Republican congressmen were undertaking baseball training just outside Washington DC on Wednesday morning.

At least five people were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

Once they were able, Flake said he and Rep. Brad Wenstrup, who is a physician, went out to where Scalise was lying after dragging himself away from the shooting to apply pressure to the wound. She said the officer was then evacuated by helicopter. "I think it was not a life-threatening wound".

The president expressed relief that Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, will recover from his wounds, and he offered thoughts and prayers to the lawmaker.

A statement issued by President Donald Trump said the situation was being monitored. "Many have been shot, but a lot like me got bloody running for cover", he said. "Hopefully we'll still have it", he said.

Roger Williams says a member of his staff was shot at the baseball practice in Virginia where Rep. Steve Scalise was wounded.

The shooter apparently began firing from the third-base side of the field.

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Mr Scalise is said to be in a stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.

He said he was about to hit during batting practice when he heard a loud "bang" and saw a person with a rifle.

In a telephone interview with CNN, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., recalled the moment he heard the first gunfire.

Paul said there seemed to be a danger to stay or run, but he made a decision to run when, Capitol police started returning fire and gunman. He is grateful for the courageous actions of US Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.

The shooter's motive was not immediately known. The statement says, "The incident involved a member of Congress and USCP personnel".

Republican Senator Jeff Flake told local ABC-TV Scalise was shot in the left hip.

At least two Congressman have reported that they spoke with the man they believed to be the shooter before the incident, with Congressman Jeff Duncan reporting that the man asked if the team practicing was Democrats or Republicans.

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