Wednesday, June 14, 2017

GOP majority whip and three others wounded at baseball practice

Please pray for the victims.

From the Daily Mail:
Four people including the House Majority Whip Steve Scalise were shot at a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire in a targeted attack on the group.

The shooter - described as a white, middle-aged male - fired up to 100 rounds from the third base dugout at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, as the group practiced batting at around 7am.

He was eventually brought down by Capitol Police officers who were accompanying Scalise. The shooter is now in custody and is believed to be undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

A congressional staffer for Texas Rep. Roger Williams and the two Capitol Police officers were shot. Senator Rand Paul, who was at the scene but was not injured, described it as a "killing field."
Information is still flowing in but it's believe that two of the other victims are Capitol Police officers and the is a staffer to a Texas Republican member of the House.

The GOPers were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game.

The shooter is described as a white male in his 50s.

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