Initial report: US Congressman wounded in Virginia shooting incident

June 14, 2017 15:02


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A US Congress member was among those shot during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday morning, according to initial reports.

CBSNews named House Majority whip Steve Scalise as the politician who was hit by gunfire during a practice for a Congressional sporting event.

The condition of the Republican politician was not immediately reported.

The shooter was described during an interview on CNN as a heavy-set, middle-aged white male by Congressman Mo Brooks, who also attended the baseball practice.

The Alexandria Police Department responded to the scene and tweeted an update around 7:30a.m. local time. The tweet read, "APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru."

This is a developing story.

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