Members of Congress react to Virginia shooting

A congressman was among those injured during a shooting in Virginia early Wednesday morning.

Two Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania are safe after a shooting at a baseball practice Wednesday morning ahead of an annual charity game.

Calling Scalise a "friend" and a "fighters", Trump said Scalise "will recover from this assault".

Trump praised the "heroic actions" of the Capital Police at the scene.

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, said he was glad hear Scalise "is in stable condition and getting care he needs".

In a photo from Tuesday, June 13, 2017, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.

Scalise, the majority whip who rallies Republican votes in the House of Representatives, "was not able to move on his own power".

Brooks said the Scalise "crawled into the outfield, leaving a trail of blood".

The FBI is taking over the shooting investigation, Alexandria police said.

A police spokeswoman told The Washington Post that the shooter had been shot and was taken to a hospital. "One of the things that's really fortunate, and probably why.everybody probably would have died except for the fact that the Capitol Hill police were there". Capitol Police were also at the scene. The statement says, "The incident involved a member of Congress and USCP personnel". "It's not a secret we are practicing".

"We were doing batting practice, there were a number of members and staffers fielding", Flake said. Flake said the gunman was shot.

Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN he was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team when the shooting occurred.

Brooks this morning told CNN that he knew of five people hit by bullets after the gunman with a rifle opened fire from behind a fence near third base.

Others wounded included a congressional staff member and law enforcement personnel.

"Prayers and thoughts are with the victims of today 's shooting", Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras said on Facebook. At least four other people were also shot, CBS News has learned.

A statement issued by President Donald Trump said the situation was being monitored.

Because Scalise is part of the House leadership, he is followed by Capitol Police for security reasons.

Trump says, "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy".

Several other people also were reportedly hit, including two law enforcement officers.

Related News:

  • Presidential poll: six file nominations on Day One

    Presidential poll: six file nominations on Day One

    Six candidates filed their papers for the presidential election on the first day of nominations, officials said on Wednesday. With the submission of nominations for the next President beginning on June 14, the process will continue till June 28.
    Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

    Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

    He says that "violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". In an official statement , Sanders said that he had heard that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his presidential campaign.

    Uber CEO to take indefinite leave of absence

    That included a search for a COO who might do for Kalanick what Sheryl Sandberg did for Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook . A spokesperson said Uber will now offer free dinner at 7 p.m. on weekdays; the dinner time was previously 8:15 p.m.
  • Huge fire engulfs 27-floor London tower block

    Huge fire engulfs 27-floor London tower block

    Managers of the building previously issued flawed formal advice to occupants to "remain in their flats in the event of a fire" . Hassad says she believes one of her friend's daughters is in the hospital, but didn't know which one.

    James' 3-on-3? Johnson, Jordan

    The Cavaliers like to play a more rugged game using the size and strength of James, Love and Tristan Thompson to their advantage. Since then, other teams have copied Miami's formula -- as long as they have the cap space to make it work.
    Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

    Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, police say

    A San Francisco hospital said it has received multiple victims from the shooting, but it doesn't know the patients' conditions. In a series of tweets that began just after 9 a.m., police said to avoid the area of 17th Street and Vermont Avenue.
  • Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

    In the decisive match, he scored 39 points along with the astonishing shooting percentage 14 of 20 in 40 minutes on the floor. We weren't supposed to be here. "Is that why you kept pushing him so hard?" You put clothes on our backs, food on the table.

    Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers to win Championship

    It's not a facade. "You can talk about whatever happens on the outside, but inside those lines, I come to bring it every day". What made the Warriors unique among "super teams " is their depth; this wasn't a one- or two-man sled pull.

    May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

    The leader of Northern Ireland's DUP has said that it is "complete and utter nonsense" to describe her party as homophobic. Before the government can do anything it must finalise a deal with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
  • Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

    Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

    All this with the French having to play with ten men from the 47th minute when Real Madrid defender Raphael Verane was sent off. Paul Pogba ( France ) His touch, presence and brain were far too much for England , and allowed him to dominate midfield.
    Conan Exiles to add 'frozen highlands' biome in free August update

    Conan Exiles to add 'frozen highlands' biome in free August update

    If you want to know more about Conan Exiles , you can check out Jamie's preview of the PC version below. Funcom's PC survival hit Conan Exiles will launch on the Xbox One Game Preview programme 16th August.
    Last chance for peace, Ashraf Ghani warns Taliban

    Last chance for peace, Ashraf Ghani warns Taliban

    Ghani reiterated on Tuesday that he wants peace talks with the Taliban, but said that it wasn't an "open-ended" opportunity. He said that up to 11,000 foreign militants had allegedly arrived in Afghanistan in the last two years to fight for Daesh.


Most liked

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Dennis Rodman Says He's On 'Mission' To North Korea
Mr Rodman befriended Kim during his first trip to the North Korea in 2013, when he famously sang Happy Birthday to the tyrant. The controversial interview drew criticism activists, who said that Rodman was ignorant of North Korean human rights issues .

Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4
Durant's current team mates, however, call him unselfish when it comes to understanding how he can impact the game each night. Kyrie Irving second-guessed his decision to take a 3-pointer with the Cavaliers down one in the closing seconds.

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on
May is under pressure to take on a more cross-party approach to the negotiations surrounding Brexit. If the government are defeated in the Queen's speech, a vote of no confidence could be triggered.

Sessions vows to defend himself against 'false allegations'
CORNISH: Republican senators like Tom Cotton of Arkansas offered more sympathetic questions. "You're impeding this investigation". The Attorney General laughed and smirked throughout his testimony, and got visibly upset during one part of his questioning.

Huge fire engulfs west London tower block
Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" in the fire. London's fire commissioner says there have been a number of fatalities in a high-rise fire in west London.

London tower block fire claims lives
The fire brigade said 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters had been called to the blaze at Grenfell Tower, which has 120 flats. Prime Minister Theresa May said she was "deeply saddened" by the "tragic loss of life" and has called a cross-party meeting.

Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise
London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said there had been " a number of fatalities " in what she called an "unprecedented" blaze. Witnesses reported hearing screams from people inside. "Whoever is at the top of (the tower), I pray to god they got out".

Sony Defends Blocking PS4 Cross-Play With Xbox & Nintendo
There was no mention of the Xbox One X console unveiled a day earlier by rival Microsoft in a heightened challenge to PS4. That's because any DLC you purchase will be accessible amongst the various devices at no extra charge.

Crosby dominant in Penguins' Game 5 win over Predators
Malkin ripped a wrist shot over Rinne's glove on the ensuing 4-on-4 to make it 3-0 with just 10 seconds left in the first. He put up one of the worst seasons of his career with 18 wins, one shutout and a.909 save percentage in 38 games played.

Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause
Sources familiar with his visit told NBC News he met with chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon. One would think that history would be enough to persuade Trump that firing Mueller is a road he doesn't want to travel.

Warriors Fans Celebrate NBA Title with Rowdy Street Party
In a slo-mo shot during the ABC broadcast, Riley's reflection was captured on the trophy as Curry was photographed with it. Looking back on this season, people will forget that before The Finals, LeBron and company were 12-1 in the postseason.

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.

3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks
In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.