Ed. Note: I will be updating this as news comes in. I will place updates below the original story.
Alexandria (VA) Police Dept. chief Michael Brown made brief remarks to the press after the shootings at a practice field before the Democrats and Republicans’ annual baseball game for charity. (Via Alexandria PD on Twitter)
Rep. Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip (official photo)
News is breaking about shootings at an early morning congressional baseball practice in Alexandria (VA). Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot in the hip according to witnesses, and after being taken to the hospital, was expected to undergo surgery.
Four others, including the gunman, were also injured, according to Alexandria police chief Michael Brown who said the five were “transported medically from the scene.” Included among the injured were members of the US Capitol Police whose presence witnesses credited with saving lives. A Capitol Hill staffer was also injured.
Judging accounts from witnesses, the gunman was well-prepared. Continue reading