Multiple People Shot, Including House Majority Whip, At Congressional Baseball Practice; Suspect In Custody
Multiple People Shot, Including House Majority Whip, At Congressional Baseball Practice; Suspect In Custody from ZeroHedge
Update: Virginia Police have confirmed the suspect is in custody and is no longer a threat. According to RealClearPolitics reports Rebecca Berg, Rep. Jeff Duncan plans to give a statement to police regarding a conversation he had with the shooter before leaving practice early. The man is said to have been wearing running clothes, and asked Duncan: “Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?” Per source familiar.
I’m told Rep. Jeff Duncan plans to give a statement to police regarding a conversation he had with the shooter before leaving practice early
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) June 14, 2017
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Trump has issued a statement on the shooting saying, “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy.”
— ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2017
As we detailed earlier, at least five people have been shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise – the third ranking Republican – and aides, during a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said on Twitter at 7:30 a.m. The location was near a YMCA.
An injured Steve Scalise is shown being carried away on a stretcher.
More breaking headlines:
- BROOKS: APPEARS SOME SECURITY DETAIL MEMBERS WERE INJURED
- BROOKS SAYS SECURITY DETAIL SHOT BACK AT ASSAILANT
- BROOKS: HELICOPTER LANDED ON FIELD TO TRANSPORT INJURED
- BROOKS: AT LEAST 5 INJURED, INCL. SCALISE, STAFFER, 2 GUARDS
- SEN. PAUL WITNESSED SHOOTING, HEARD `RAPID SUCCESSION OF SHOTS’
- SEN. PAUL: `I PROBABLY HEARD 50, 60 SHOTS’
- PAUL: EVERYONE LIKELY WOULD HAVE DIED IF NOT FOR CAPITOL POLICE
- PAUL: LOOKED LIKE SCALISE SHOT IN LEG OR HIP
- PAUL: CAPITOL HILL POLICE PREVENTED A ‘MASSACRE’ ON FIELD
- SEN. PAUL SAYS DECISION WAS ‘STAY OR RUN’ DURING SHOOTING
- SEN. RAND PAUL WAS IN BATTING CAGE DURING SHOOTING
- INJURED GUNMAN IN CONGRESS MEMBER SHOOTING APPREHENDED: FOX
A reporter from the Huffington Post tweeted that a congressman said he “heard there was a shooting at the Congressional baseball game practice field.” ABC 7 News reported “multiple shooting” in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street.