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“Multiple shootings” at congressional baseball practice in US—GOP whip among victims

Steve Scalise is reportedly in a stable condition

By Prospect Team  

Photo: Ron Sachs/DPA/PA Images

A gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, a city in Virginia, around 7:30am EDT today.

Alexandria police have confirmed that a shooting at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park occurred, and that one person is in custody. The weapon is believed to have been a rifle.

Mo Brooks, Representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district, tweeted that a “shooter attacked a GOP baseball practice. Rifle. 50+ shots fired. 5 hit including Steve Scalise. I am not shot.” In his estimate, 50 to 100 shots…

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