Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and several staffers have been shot at a practice baseball field this morning. According to Fox News, in addition to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Rep. Roger Williams, and multiple congressional aides were also hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.
According to police and multiple media outlets, Scalise and 15 to 20 other lawmakers were in the 400 block of East Monroe Avenue, practicing for their annual Congressional baseball game when someone opened fire sometime around 6:30 a.m.
According to Fox News:
Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About three minutes later, at around 7:15 a.m. the shooting began, DeSantis said. It reportedly last about 10 minutes.
Congressman Mo Brooks told CNN in an interview:
"Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks said. "...While all of this is going on, Steve Scalise our whip was lying on the ground near the second base position crawling into right field, leaving a trail of blood."
According to both congressional and law enforcement sources, the shooting appears to be a "deliberate attack."
The gunman was shot and has been taken to a local hospital. It is being reported that Scalise is in stable condition
Stay tuned for updates!