Published June 14, 2017 · Updated June 14, 2017
BREAKING: Mass shooting at GOP practice baseball game in Virginia.
Rep. Scalise + multiple aides hit.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 14, 2017
US Republican politician and aide among several shot during baseball practice in Virginia, US reports say https://t.co/StLICrVEh3
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 14, 2017
JUST IN: Shooting reported at baseball game in Alexandria, Va.; Congress members were at the game and at least one congressman was shot pic.twitter.com/ZKC5YOJiLn
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire
A man walked up to a congressman, and “asked if those were Republicans or Democrats on the field” … 3 minutes later, shots — FOX
50 gunshots over a period of 10 minutes
UPDATE: Suspect is now in custody
BREAKING: Gunman with rifle attacks US Congressional baseball practice. Reports of 50+ shots fired. Casualties reported – @ChadPergram
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) June 14, 2017
Virginia police are investigating a mass shooting in Alexandria early Wednesday – as witnesses say a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican Congressmen practicing baseball.
Alexandria police announced in a tweet Wednesday morning that the suspect in a “multiple shooting” is believed to be in police custody.
“APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St,” officials wrote. “Suspect believed in custody. Stayfrom area, let emergency vehicles thru.”
ALERT: APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru.
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017
An hours-long standoff in Virginia ended with one person in custody and a police officer in surgery for a gunshot wound.
Virginia Beach Police spokeswoman Tonya Pierce said the incident began around 6:30 a.m. when officers were serving a search warrant. One officer was shot and another was slightly injured.
The suspected shooter then barricaded his or herself inside the home.
More than six hours later, the barricade situation was peacefully resolved and the suspect was taken into police custody, the Virginian-Pilot reported. Additional information was unavailable.