House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is among those shot at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandra, VA Wednesday morning.
BREAKING: Shooting at congressional baseball practice in Alexandria,VA. Residents say congressman running to nearby apts for shelter.— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) June 14, 2017
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot & medevaced; shooting took place at practice for a bipartisan Congressional baseball game pic.twitter.com/2XYGIGnqJB— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
Police believe they have the shooter in custody, and are advising people to stay away from the area.
ALERT: APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru.— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017
VIRGINIA SHOOTING LATEST:— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 14, 2017
- 5 shot
-- Rep. Scalise
-- 2 security detail members
-- 1 staffer
-- 1 lobbyist
- suspect in custody pic.twitter.com/1FKFmotQFe
An apparent witness to the event, Benjamin Childers, said that he had three members of Congress take shelter in his apartment during the shooting, which went on for 10 minutes, sources say.
shooting in Del Ray https://t.co/ZggxzMgXtk— Benjamin Childers (@ben_childers) June 14, 2017
We'll provide more information as it becomes available.