Representative Steve Scalise Shot at a Baseball Practice

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Representative Steve Scalise Shot at a Baseball Practice

The Atlantic

The House Majority Whip was reportedly among those hit when a gunman opened fire in suburban Washington, D.C.

Here’s what we know:

—Shots were fired at the congressional baseball practice game.

—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, has reportedly been shot. President Donald Trump tweeted that Scalise was “badly injured but will fully recover.”

— Congressman Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, told CNN the gunman “appeared to be a white male… if I had to guess, middle-aged.” Brooks said at least five people had been shot.

—Alexandria Police confirmed to The Atlantic that a suspect is in custody and does not pose a public-safety threat.

—This is a developing story and we’ll update it as we learn more details.

—All updates are in Eastern Standard Time (GMT -4).

If Not for the Capitol Police, ‘It Would Have Been a Massacre’

 

The shooting at the congressional baseball practice might have been a lot worse had it not been for the presence of U.S. Capitol Police officers, who reportedly returned fire and took out the gunman, lawmakers said.

“Our lives were saved by the Capitol Hill police,” Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said on CNN. “Had they not been there I think it would have been a massacre.”

Another Republican at the practice, Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, said on Facebook Live: “But for the grace of God and our Capitol Police officers shooting back, I’d be with Steve Scalise in the hospital right now.”

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Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
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