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Congressman Steve Scalise Shot, Gunman Opens Fire at Baseball Practice

Congressman Steve Scalise Shot, Gunman Opens Fire at Baseball Practice

United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district Steve Scalise has been shot.

The shooting occurred during a congressional baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday (June 14), where a gunman opened fire with a rifle. Reports indicate five people may have been shot all together. Representative Scalise‘s injuries are not thought to be life threatening at this time.

The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police and taken to the hospital, where he is in police custody. Senator Rand Paul told Fox News “it would have been a massacre” if the police weren’t there.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted, “Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected.”

President Trump also tweeted, which you can read below.

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    Was en-route to work on public transport when this happened. Lucky was past Monroe just blocks away up a ways so it did not hinder (my) commute. Sounds like a hit to me. Possibly an inside job. Just sayin’ — his folk, other folk responsible on both ‘teams’, weren’t payin’ that close attention. Granted, it is (normally and exceptionally) a very safe area, but still. Old Town don’t like this kinda stuff. Messes with business.