Wednesday, 14 June 2017

US congressman Steve Scalise 'Top Republican hit' in multiple shooting





White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump was being briefed.


"Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected," Mr Spicer tweeted.


Representative Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican, told CNN he was on third base during the baseball game when he saw Mr Scalise, who was on second base, shot.


He said everyone on the field scattered as 50 to 100 shots were fired.


Mr Brooks said a gunfight ensued between the shooter and the congressmen's police security detail.


Five people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise were shot by a gunman who opened fire on a GOP baseball  practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning 

There was an enormous police presence on the scene shortly after the shooting 




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