LIVE BLOG: Rep. Steve Scalise, others shot in Alexandria, Va. at baseball practice

(CNN) — Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning, Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN.

Brooks said he was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team when the shooting occurred. Scalise appears to have been shot in the hip and it appears two Capitol Hill police agents were shot.

Alexandria police said earlier Wednesday they were responding to a “multiple shooting” in the city. The tweet also said the suspect is in custody.

Congressman Robert Aderholt released the following statement:

“My prayers go out to those who have been hurt this morning. It’s my understanding that several people have been shot, including my colleague and friend Steve Scalise. I ask for everyone’s prayers for those who have been hurt. Also, thank you to all those who have reached out to check on me this morning. My staff and I are fine.”

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Governor
Ivey Releases Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Game Practice

 

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement
regarding today’s shooting at the
Republican practice session for the Congressional Baseball Game.

“An attack on members of Congress, their staff, and Capitol Police
is an attack on the fabric of our nation. This cowardly, senseless shooting
should drive us to our knees in prayer for those injured and justice for the
offender. As Alabamians, we should be united in our quest to protect our
freedoms at all costs.”

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Important to note the one individual who has died, according to hospital, could be the accused shooter.

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 (AP) — Trump calls for unity after congressional shooting, says we are strongest when ‘we work together for the common good’

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CBS News has confirmed the gunman has been identified by law enforcement as James T. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois.

An initial police report lists the gunman’s weapon as an M-4 assault rifle, CBS News has learned. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, described the gunman to reporters as a middle-aged white male wearing a blue shirt and possibly jeans.

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CBS News: Gunman identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Illinois

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader calls shooting ‘despicable and cowardly attack,’ offers prayers for wounded; commends police.

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AP: A law enforcement official says the shooting in Virginia that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Rep. Joe Barton says the shooting lasted 5-10 minutes, dozens, if not hundreds of shots fired; ‘it was scary’

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More from Rep. Aderholt below.

“My prayers go out to those who have been hurt this morning.  It`s my understanding that several people have been shot, including my colleague and friend Steve Scalise.  I ask for everyone`s prayers for those who have been hurt.  Also, thank you to all those who have reached out to check on me this morning.   My staff and I are fine.”

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A look at the rosters of both Republicans and Democrats for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says Rep. Steve Scalise ‘badly injured’ at baseball practice shooting but ‘will fully recover; he sends prayers.

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President Donald Trump says he and the vice president are “deeply saddened” by news of a shooting “tragedy” at a congressional baseball game.

The president said in a statement Wednesday that “the Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely.”

Trump says, “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected.”

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UPDATE from CBS News: A congressional source says the injured include two Capitol Hill police officers, the gunman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana.

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This is Congressman Steve Scalise

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