House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, Injured In Early Morning Shooting Involving Congressional Baseball Game
Updating as we know more …
House Majority Whip, Rep. Steve Scalise, was shot this morning during a baseball practice among Republican Congress people. Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN that he was on deck when the shooting occurred, and Scalise appears to have been shot in the hip. Capitol police officers were also shot. Other staffers were also apparently hit — at least five people were shot. No fatalities have been reported; in fact, NBC is reporting that everyone is in stable condition.
The gunman was carrying a rifle. Between 10 and 30 shots were fired. The gunman is now in custody.
Rep. Mo Brooks tells CNN shooter was trying to take security detail before "getting to the rest of us."— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2017
Rand Paul said staffers were laying down and the shooter was hitting the dirt around them.— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) June 14, 2017
Rand Paul said after 1st shot there was a rapid succession of shots… saw Scalise shot but moving. “trying to drag himself through the dirt"— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) June 14, 2017
Rep. Mo Brooks confirms Ron DeSantis, Chuck Fleischmann, Rand Paul, Jeff Flake, Brad Wenstrup and Jeff Duncan were all at practice this a.m.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2017
Scalise, 2 law enforcement officers, a congressional staffer, plus one other shot according to Rep. Mo Brooks on CNN.— Steven Davis (@stevendavis) June 14, 2017
Rep. Mo Brooks, who was at the game, said the shooter appeared to be a middle-aged white male.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2017
UPDATE: Suspect is in custody and not a threat. PIO will be onscene shortly to share updates.— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017
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