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USA politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

USA politician Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning when top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman, but she was not in the area where the shooting took place.

Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded and their injuries are not considered life-threatening. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected", it said.

Illinois Congressmen Rodney Davis, Darin LaHood, and John Shimkus are members of the congressional charity baseball team, but LaHood and Shimkus were not at the practice.

A woman in the security detail was shot early in the assault, and a second officer was wounded before shooting the attacker, Flake said.

Trump, a Republican, said in a statement that he and vice-president Mike Pence were monitoring developments closely.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot at the practice, officials said.

Meehan's 7th Congressional District covers most of Delaware County along with portions of Berks, Chester, Lancaster and Montgomery counties. He estimated 50 to 100 shots were fired.

Praying for Steve Scalise and all hurt in the outrageous attack this morning in Alexandria.

Dave and I are praying for @SteveScalise, staff, #USCP & others in attendance at Congressional baseball game practice this morning. Alexandria police said a suspect was taken into custody and "not a threat".




Scalise is the number three Republican leader in the House of Representatives.

Colorado lawmakers are reacting to a shooting at a Republican softball practice.

Update, 12:44 p.m. EST: As reports surfaced that the suspected shooter had been a Bernie Sanders supporter, the Vermont senator spoke from the Senate floor to condemn the shooting.

"All of a sudden we heard a shot, a very loud shot", Sen.

"Our fearless Capitol police perform a challenging job with incredible skill", Trump said. Scalise was reportedly badly wounded, but stable, CNN reports.

In a statement this morning, President Trump said the shooter is dead.

The police chief said nothing to shed light on the motive for the shooting.

"Today and everyday I am thankful for the efforts of the United States Capitol Police and all who work to keep those who serve in Congress and our staff safe". I hope Congressman Steve Scalise and all who were injured have a speedy recovery.

Another witness walking her dog said she saw the whole incident and hit the ground when shots were exchanges between the gunman and capitol security detail.


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