Gunman Opens Fire During Baseball Practice For Republican Members Of Congress

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A gunman opened fire during an early morning baseball practice for Republican members of Congress on Wednesday, reportedly firing dozens of shots at a field in Alexandria, Va. At least five people were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.

“Suspect is in custody and not a threat,” the Alexandria Police Department tweeted. Police Chief Michael Brown says five people were transported to the hospital, including the suspect.

The shooting occurred around 7 a.m. ET in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, just south of Washington, D.C., and about 8 miles from Capitol Hill. Afterward, a helicopter arrived to medevac at least one victim. Most details about the victims’ status are not yet known.


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