At least five people have been shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and aides, during a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. 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.
- BROOKS: APPEARS SOME SECURITY DETAIL MEMBERS WERE INJURED
- BROOKS SAYS SECURITY DETAIL SHOT BACK AT ASSAILANT
- BROOKS: HELICOPTER LANDED ON FIELD TO TRANSPORT INJURED
- BROOKS: AT LEAST 5 INJURED, INCL. SCALISE, STAFFER, 2 GUARDS
- INJURED GUNMAN IN CONGRESS MEMBER SHOOTING APPREHENDED: FOX
A reporter from the Huffington Post tweeted that a congressman said he “heard there was a shooting at the Congressional baseball game practice field.” ABC 7 News reported “multiple shooting” in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street.
#BREAKING Shooting at Congressional baseball practice. Scalise hit. Other staffers hit. Gunmen with rifle
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
A reporter from Fox News tweeted that staffers were hit.
According a report from Rep. Mo Brooke, who said he was not shot, more than 50 rifle shots were fired.
from @RepMoBrooks “Shooter attack at GOPpractice. Rifle. 50+ shots fired. 5 or more hit including GOP Whip steve scalise. I am not shot.”
— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) June 14, 2017
Gunman just opened fire on Congressional members playing baseball this morning in Del Ray pic.twitter.com/KgF3DXlyRv
— Benjamin Childers (@ben_childers) June 14, 2017
Brooks adds that a helicopter landed in center field and took one of the wounded to a hospital, Rep. Brooks said
Helicopter landed in center field and took one of the wounded to a hospital, Rep. Brooks said
— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) June 14, 2017
The suspected is “believed in custody,” ABC reported, according to Alexandria police.
— ABC 7 News – WJLA (@ABC7News) June 14, 2017