Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 0:04
In a statement, President Trump said he and Vice President Mike Pence were monitoring developments closely.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla.), told CNBC that a man came up to him and Rep. Jeff Duncan, (R-S.C.), at the practice and asked if the players on the field were Republicans or Democrats.
An aide for Wenstrup said he is unhurt, and that Wenstrup described the shooting as similar to "being in Iraq again, only without his weapon". "While details continue to unfold, I want to thank the Capitol Police, all the first responders and other members of Congress for their quick and heroic efforts". Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
"Steve Scalise is a friend, colleague and fighter for the people of Louisiana", he said.
Johnson, speaking at a Senate hearing Wednesday morning, said: "There's no way anybody can deny we have a problem, worldwide, in terms of extremism and violence".
Scalise, 51, has been in office since May 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee.
"Scalise hit. Other staffers hit", Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted on Wednesday just before 8 a.m. Both serve as part of Scalise's security detail and were in good condition, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.
When the shooting started earlier that morning, he was playing second base, his normal position on the congressional baseball team.
Sorry to see the news that Congressmen were shot on June 14th at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria.
Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said Zack Barth, one of his legislative correspondents, was also one of those injured during the shooting.
The official, who was not authorized to speak by name and spoke on condition of anonymity, also says the FBI is taking over the investigation, which is standard protocol in attacks involving federal officials such as a congressman.
So far, officials say they have found no link between the attack and organized terrorism.
No member of the Wisconsin delegation are on the Repbublican or Democratic baseball teams, which are scheduled to compete in a charity game this week.
Rep. Steve Scalise, a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot during a congressional baseball practice. Scalise apologized for the speech and said he was unaware of the group's racial philosophy when he agreed to speak as a state legislator.
Governor Doug Ducey: "Thoughts and prayers for @SteveScalise + all affected in senseless event this morning".
Capitol Hill Police notified congressional offices that the security presence on the Hill would be increased "out of an abundance of caution".