(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.”