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14th Jun 2017

Republican whip and at least four others shot in attack at baseball practice near Washington DC

This is the latest information.


A shooting has taken place at a Congressional baseball practice near Washington DC.

The attack took place during early morning practice in the Del Ray neighbourhood of Alexandria.  Police tweeted they were “investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody.”

House Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise has reportedly been shot in the hip, and there are at least four other casualties of the attack, including two Capitol Hill police officers, claim CNN. Thus far there are no reports of any fatalities.

Initial reports claimed that the perpetrator had been shot dead, but Fox News are now reporting that the shooter was shot by law makers, apprehended, and taken to hospital.

Again, initial reports suggest Scalise will be okay, despite his injuries.