CNN: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise, congressional staffer shot in Virginia shooting
Washington (CNN)Rep. Steve Scalise was shot Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent "deliberate attack." A congressional staffer was also shot.
Scalise, a member of the House Republican leadership as the majority whip, appeared to have been shot in the hip and it appeared two Capitol Hill police agents were shot, according to Rep. Mo Brooks, who told CNN he was on deck when the shooting occurred.
The shooting took place at a practice for the GOP congressional baseball team.
In a statement, Texas Rep. Roger Williams, one of the team's coaches, said one of his staff members was shot during the incident and is receiving medical attention. There was no information on the staffer's injuries.
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WNU Editor: The Telegraph is reporting that the shooter wanted to know if there were Republicans or Democrats at the field .... Live Steve Scalise and his Republican aides shot at baseball practice in Virginia after gunman asks 'Republicans or Democrats?' (The Telegraph). If it was not for the presence of the security detail for Rep. Steve Scalise (R) .... this could have been a massacre of Republican lawmakers.
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Rep. Steve Scalise shot at GOP baseball practice -- The Hill
Steve Scalise, aides shot in Virginia -- FOX News
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