Multiple people were shot Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball game practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks from Alabama told CNN that at least 25 congressman were practicing for a charity baseball game when suddenly a lone gunman opened fire with what he called a “long gun.”
At least five people were shot, including GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana in the hip. Brooks said that other victims in the shooting appear to be a staffer and at least two Capitol Police officers.
Brooks said he’s unaware of the current condition of Scalise, but saw him “dragging himself into the outfield” covered in blood. Brooks and others put a tourniquette on the leg of a staffer before running back onto the field to assist Scalise as they waited for EMTs to arrive.
Alexandria Police said that the shooter is in custody, and Brooks described him as a “White male, middle-aged” and “wasnt skinny, but not obese.”
The shooting took place on the 400 block of E. Monroe Street.
Here are some photos and videos from the scene: