Barletta skipped this year's Congressional baseball game, issues statement

Rep. Steve Scalise of Virginia was among several people shot at the baseball practice.

Governor Charlie Baker and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation were responding Wednesday morning to the shooting of a congressman and Capitol police officers at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.

- Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner)Still awaiting details, but my thoughts and prayers are with Steve Scalise, Capitol police officers, and all those who were injured. He is grateful to the Capitol Police and the first first responders for their swift action and all they do to keep members of Congress, our staff members, and all visitors to the Capitol safe.

The suspect was taken into custody, the Alexandria Police Department confirmed on social media.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul told CNN "it would have been a massacre" if it weren't for the Capitol Hill Police officers who were present. Scalise and other members of Congress were in the middle of a Congressional baseball practice.

"I just didn't want her to wake up and hear the news and not know what's going on", Flake told a local affiliate from the scene of the shooting this morning.

Rep. Scalise's office put out a statement Wednesday morning saying the lawmaker was shot in the hip and was undergoing surgery.

Initial reports said that as many as 50 shots had been fired, but Flake said, "50 would be an understatement". He said he did so to ensure that Mrs. Scalise would not find out about the shooting through the media.

Scalise endorsed President Donald Trump in May 2016 and has been a supporter of a number of the president's policies, including the proposed travel ban.

"The gun was a semiautomatic", Brooks told the network.

The practice reportedly was for members of the House Republican baseball team.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump and Vice President Pence were aware of the incident.

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a Twitter message that Scalise, "a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover". "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". He went on to say that we lost "93 million Americans a day" to gun violence before correcting himself to 93 gun deaths a day. Brooks credited Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Army surgeon who served in Iraq, for administering aid to Scalise amid the frenzy.

Scalise's position as whip in the Republican-controlled House makes him one of the most senior figures in Congress.

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