US House Whip, 3 Others Shot, Wounded at Congressional Baseball Practice in Virginia


A gunman who police say opened fire on a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Virginia, shooting House Majority Whip Steven Scalise and three others, died following a shootout with law enforcement officers, President Donald Trump said.

Witnesses, including as many as 22 members of Congress who were at the field for the early-morning practice, described a terrifying scene, with the gunman reloading while standing on the field and the wounded congressman "screaming for help."

"Everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there, and the only reason they were there was because we had a member of [House] leadership on our team," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told MSNBC.

Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, had surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after being shot in the hip, the hospital said....

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