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".

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"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.

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