House GOP Whip Steve Scalise And 4 Others Shot By Gunman At Charity Baseball Practice [VIDEO]

House GOP Whip Steve Scalise And 4 Others Shot By Gunman At Charity Baseball Practice [VIDEO]

Republican members of Congress had gathered at a baseball field in Alexandria to practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game scheduled for June 15th. This charity game, which pits Democrats and Republicans against each other, has been a tradition since 1909. Horrifically, during practice, a gunman opened fire.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was near second base when the gunman shot him in the hip.

UNITED STATES – JUNE 2: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to the media following the House Republican Conference meeting in the Capitol on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

People heard him scream and some saw him trying to drag himself to safety. He made it about 15 yards before collapsing.

The shooting, according to multiple reports, lasted over 10 minutes and started right at about 7:15 am.

Whether the shooter was the one Rep. DeSantis encountered or a different person is unclear at this time.  

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