Multiple people, including a well-known congressman, have been shot at a Washington, D.C. baseball field after a gunman opened fire.
Details are slim, but witnesses say some 50 shots were fired and Rep. Steve Scalise was one of several people hit from the bullets. Republican members of Congress were practicing for an upcoming softball game when an unidentified gunman started shooting using a rifle.
Fox News reports that two Secret Service agents were among the injured, and the suspect was also shot before being taken into custody and brought to the hospital.
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.
Police tweeted they “believed” the gunman was in custody. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. He said a staffer used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise’s bleeding.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) June 14, 2017
“Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.
The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said on Twitter at 7:30 a.m. The location was near a YMCA.
The motive of the shooter is unknown; however, Rep. Mark Desantis told Fox & Friends that a man walked up to him and asked if it were Republicans or Democrats on the field just before the shooting started. Witnesses also say that it appears as if Scalise, the House Majority Whip, was intentionally targeted by the shooter.
GOP Congressman Steve Scalise wounded in Virginia shooting https://t.co/gneHIweXmH
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Rep. DeSantis who at baseball practice recalls: “A guy…walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there.” pic.twitter.com/GwozCPRdve
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 14, 2017
This is a developing story and we’ll be updating it as details become available.