” GOP House leader among 4 injured in Virginia shooting at baseball game practice” -ABC News

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Summary: ” Brooks said a security detail shot back at the active shooter. A armed gunman opened fire on members of Congress practicing, for a charity baseball game this morning at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring Rep. Capitol Police, first of all responders and colleagues. The shooting took place in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, about 7 miles away from the White House in Washington, D.C., just where a number of lawmakers were practicing, for the annual charity congressional baseball game set for tomorrow. Paul said Scalise’s security detail exchanged fire with the active shooter. Gabrielle Giffords, the last member of Congress to be shot, surviving a shooting in 2011, tweeted this morning, “My heart is with my foregoing colleagues, their families; staff and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.” Rep. Witness Ben Childers told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” he was in his apartment when he heard gunshots and he said he saw congressional members running off of a baseball field. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first of all responders and all others affected.” A staff member working, for Rep. My heart is with my foregoing colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day. Besides Brooks, Williams, and Scalise, other Republican lawmakers at the scene were: Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, Joe Barton of Texas, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Steve Pearce of New Mexico. Scalise was shot around second base, and he crawled a little bit into the outfield.” “These guys were real heroes and I think without them everybody probably would’ve been killed,” Paul said. “He is grateful, for the brave actions of U.S. Williams’ office added the Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30 a.m. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Williams’ office said the gunman showed up at the baseball practice, exposed opening fire at about 7 a.m. Scalise’s office said no votes are expected in the House today.”

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