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.
#BREAKING Shooting at Congressional baseball practice. Scalise hit. Other staffers hit. Gunmen with rifle
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was near second base when the gunman shot him in the hip.
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.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 14, 2017
Whether the shooter was the one Rep. DeSantis encountered or a different person is unclear at this time.
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