Alexandria, Virginia- Rep. Steve Scalise, an aide, and two Capitol police officers were shot early Wednesday morning during practice for a charity baseball game. The shooting reportedly took place in the field dugout and the congressman was shot in the hip. Alexandria Police stated that a suspect is in custody following the shooting. The condition of those injured is unknown at this time. According to local news, witnesses stated that the suspect shot the congressman, aide, and police officers with a rifle. This is a developing story.
Update 9:29am EST- In a press conference, the Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown indicated that five people were shot in the incident. Alexandria Police responded within three minutes of receiving he call at 7:09 am EST. Alexandria Police as well as Capitol Police exchanged fire with the suspect.
APD Chief Michael Brown updated media. 5 transported to local hospitals, including suspect. We will not ID victims or suspect right now. pic.twitter.com/pPYlqEjACM
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017