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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HOT BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire at Republican Baseball Practice at Least One Congressman Down

This is a developing story, return to this post for updates.

UPDATE  1

Congressman Steve Scalise has been hit.

UPDATE 2


Via The Hill:

A "multiple shooting" was reported early Wednesday at a congressional baseball game practice field in Alexandria, Va.

ABC 7 News reported a "multiple shooting" in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street.

The suspect is "believed in custody," ABC reported, according to Alexandria police.
GOP Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol Police officers on protective detail were shot, according to multiple reports

A reporter from Fox News also tweeted that staffers were hit.

UPDATE 3

"Right now, we're secure," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told CNN.

Brooks said "at least five" people were shot, his voice breaking.

Brooks said Scalise was shot in the hip and was "dragging his body" to get away from the shooter.

UPDATE 4

Brooks said the gunman had a semi-automatic rifle and stood behind a dugout.

"He appeared to be a white male," Brooks said, adding that he only saw the gunman for a fraction of a second.

UPDATE 5

From Senator Rand Paul:

After 1st shot there was a rapid succession of shots… saw Scalise shot but moving. “trying to drag himself through the dirt"

Had Capitol Hill police not been there "It probably would have been a massacre"

UPDATE 6

 NBC reporting that everyone is now in stable condition.

UPDATE 7

Via FOX

TX Rep Roger Williams was hit and taken off in stretcher.  (Note: Further reports indicate it was a Roger Williams aide that was shot and not Williams)

UPDATE 8

"He laid out there at least ten minutes alone in the field, we couldn't get to him while there were shots," Jeff Flake says of Steve Scalise.

UPDATE 9

Sen. Jeff Flake says a female Capitol Police officer was airlifted from the field.

UPDATE 10

More from Rand while on CNN:

Rand was in right field batting cage.

50 or 60 shots fired by shooter.

"Nobody would have survived without the Capitol Hill police."

UPDATE 11

Alexandria Police Chief:

5 people injured and transported to various hospitals.

UPDATE 12

Shooter was shot and also taken to a hospital.

UPDATE 13

Video of Rand Paul comments:


UPDATE 14


UPDATE 15

More here: Alexandria Shooter: Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.


1 comment:

  1. The transformation of Rand to a complete lover of Big Brother appears to be finalized. Yes, this is a tragedy that could have been worse were it not for the Capitol Police, but would the shooter even have considered this course of action if he believed there was a chance that some of his intended victims were armed?

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