A gunman opened fire on the Republican baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va., wounding Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.
Alexandria police say they have the suspect in custody and confirmed the incident. Scalise was reportedly shot in the hip and is expected to survive.
#BREAKING Shooting at Congressional baseball practice. Scalise hit. Other staffers hit. Gunmen with rifle
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
Majority whip Steve Scalise on a stretcher as he's evacuated after shooting in Alexandria. pic.twitter.com/VANlEDdGew
— Craig Newman (@craignewman) June 14, 2017
from @RepMoBrooks "Shooter attack at GOPpractice. Rifle. 50+ shots fired. 5 or more hit including GOP Whip steve scalise. I am not shot."
— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) June 14, 2017
Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN he used his belt as a tourniquet for Scalise after he was wounded.
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Fox News reports:
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About three minutes the shooting began, DeSantis said.
Senator Rand Paul says the shooting could have been worse.
Rand Paul on Morning Joe: "Everybody would've died except for the fact that Capitol Hill police were there."
— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) June 14, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul on @CNN: "When you have no way to defend yourself…the field was essentially a killing field."
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) June 14, 2017
Rep. Mo Brooks: “I see a rifle… I hear another blam… at the same time I heard Steve Scalise scream. He was shot” https://t.co/FSjae6jVEc
— CNN (@CNN) June 14, 2017
Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) was also hurt …
According to Rep Brad Wenstrup, Rep. Roger Williams was NOT shot, but rather injured his leg during the shooting.
— Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) June 14, 2017
Sen. Flake tells reporters that Congressman Barton's 10-year-old son was at the field: "we got him in the dugout & put him under the bench"
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) June 14, 2017
Shooter has been identified…
BREAKING: Shooter named as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill. https://t.co/1qZZCwSZL8
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 14, 2017