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Congressman Shot During Baseball Practice In Virginia

Congressman Shot During Baseball Practice In Virginia”

Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and members of the congressional police force were shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among those shot on Wednesday morning.

Alexandria police department confirmed that they were investigating a multiple shooting on East Monroe Street near the YMCA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued this statement about the shooting: "Our prayers go out for a full recovery of Rep. Scalise, the congressional aides and police officers who were injured".

This is a developing story, check back here and follow BuzzFeed News for updates. Donna and I are praying for Congressman Scalise, his wife Jennifer, their two children, Madison and Harrison, and all those who were injured. "The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., tomorrow night, June 15".

A local resident who posted a video of the scene after the shooting said, "There were probably about 80 to 100 shots fired over there".

Rep. Mo Brooks assisted Rep. Steve Scalise and another person who were wounded in a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. The status and identities of the two Capitol Hill officers are not yet known. Paul said Scalise was on second base when he was shot.

Scalise is the first member of Congress to be shot since former Arizona Rep.

Rep. Jeff Duncan said in a statement that he was at the practice and "saw the shooter".

Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox News, called the shootings "part of a pattern" and blamed "an increasing intensity of hostility on the left".

Brooks said he took off his belt and he and another congressman applied a tourniquet to try to slow down the bleeding.

Louisiana's Steve Scalise is the 9th member of Congress to be shot while in office and one of two dozen to be targeted by attackers since 1789, according to a 2011 Congressional Research Service report.

Again, on behalf of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, we extend our heartfelt prayers to the Scalise family and the families of the other injured in the shooting.

In his whip campaign, he boasted about his conservative credentials and pointed out that he'd be the only GOP leader from the South, which had a major role in giving Republicans their largest House majority in decades.

According to Belleville police, Hodgkinson was target practicing with a high-power rifle at his property in recent months and he cooperated when police asked him to stop.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was at the baseball practice, said he heard "at least 50 or 60 shots" during the shooting.

Sanders, of Vermont, says in a statement: "I am sickened by this despicable act".

Paul Taylor Sr., who was at the same coffee shop, said the shooting makes him anxious that politicians are becoming targets of gunmen.

The practice was for a bipartisan game scheduled for Thursday.



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