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Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

Rand Paul Discusses Role of Security During Morning Shooting

The shooting victims were practicing for a Congressional baseball game scheduled for the next night when a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy", Trump said in a statement, adding that he was closely monitoring the developments in Alexandria, Virginia just outside the U.S. capital, where police have arrested the unidentified gunman.

The Arizona Republican also says he retrieved wounded Rep. Steve Scalise's cellphone and used it to call the congressman's wife to notify her of the shooting at a park in Alexandria, Virginia.

"There was a rapid succession of shots, you know five or 10 shots", Paul said on MSNBC. From what I understand they both were shot.

"It would have been a massacre without Capitol Hill Police". Members of his security detail returned fire at the shooter and neutralized him.




The shooting incident took place at a couple of miles from White House.

"My first instinct was that they were coming from the 3rd base side and I couldn't see the shooter", the senator told ABC's George Stephanopoulos, "Im looking around to determine if there is one shooter or two shooters".

Trump added in a tweet that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) "was badly injured but will fully recover".

"There is no known threat to MA", the statement said.


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