At Least 5 Injured in Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

BREAKING NEWS: At Least 5 Injured in Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice
Posted at 8:04 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 11:38:31-04

ALEXANDRIA, VA- UPDATE (9:46 a.m.): ABC News reporting Rep. Steve Scalise is undergoing surgery. 

His office says he is in stable condition. 

Scalise was able to call his wife over the phone before entering surgery.

ALEXANDRIA, VA- UPDATE (8:54 a.m.): President Donald Trump sent out a tweet, "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him."

VP Mike Pence sent tweet, "Karen & I are praying for @SteveScalise, the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones."

Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) who's on the roster tweeted "Praying for my friend @SteveScalise"


ALEXANDRIA, VA- UPDATE (8:50 a.m.): WTXL ABC 27 obtained the roster from The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Thomas Rooney (FL-17), Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Dennis Ross (FL-15), Ron DeSantis (FL-6) and Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), all included on the roster.

Latest reports, 5 people were shot by a lone gunman. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA- UPDATE: WTXL ABC 27's affiliate WJLA reporting Rep. Steve Scalise and two Capitol police officers were shot Wednesday at a baseball practice for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia.

The extent of injuries was not immediately available.

This is a breaking new story and will be updated.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), who witnessed the shooting, said at least 50 shots were fired from a semi-automatic rifle.

"All the people on the field scattered," he told CNN.

Brooks said at least five people were injured: the congressman, a staffer, two police officers and another person.

"My adrenaline is raging and of course it's not never easy to take when people around you are getting shot," Brooks said.

FBI are on the scene because of proximity to the White House.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) says to ABC'S George Stephanopoulos, he was on the baseball field during the shooting.

Sen. Paul says at least 50 shots were fired by the gunman and witnessed people being shot.

He says security detail at the scene shot back and is calling them "real heroes".

Sen. Paul says without them, he believes everyone on the field would have been killed.

Sen. Paul and others ran for safety.

He escaped without injury.

PREVIOUS: ABC Network and our ABC affiliate in Washington D.C. WJLA, reporting a shooting at a Alexandria, Virginia Park.

We told this possibly involves members of Congress.

WJLA ABC 7, reporting Medevac has been called to a "multiple shooting" near a baseball field in Alexandria Wednesday morning, police say.

Police say the suspect is in custody and Alexandria Fire officials say that there are "various degrees of injury."

Alexandria Police say that the shooting happened in the 400 block of East Monroe Avenue. 

Police are advising people to stay away from the area.