A gunman opened fire on the GOP congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Here is a collection of tweets reporting what we know so far about the victims, the shooter, and Capitol Police.
House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise is in stable condition after being shot.
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) June 14, 2017
A single gunman fired as many as 50 shots with a rifle, reports say.
The man was wearing running clothes, asked Duncan: “Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?” Per source familiar.— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) June 14, 2017
BREAKING: Sen. Jeff Flake: Gunman in Scalise shooting had `a rifle of some sort … a lot of ammo’— The Associated Press (@AP) June 14, 2017
Capitol Police officer who took down suspect was shot AND continued to pursue the gunman. A true hero.— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) June 14, 2017
Sen. Rand Paul, who was in the batting cage when the shots began, said if Capitol Police had not been present, it would have been a “massacre.”
>Rand Paul on MSNBC says Scalise being there likely saved everyone because his presence (he’s leadership) meant Capitol Police were there— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 14, 2017
Mo Brooks specifically praising bravery of Capitol Police for going after a rifle shooter with pistols, at significant distance.— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) June 14, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake says a female Capitol Police officer was airlifted from the field.— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) June 14, 2017
Amazing heroism: Rep. Brooks tells CNN one member of security detail was shot in leg, still helped tend to Scalise afterward— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) June 14, 2017
The neighboring YMCA was struck by bullets.
Latest: Bullets struck nearby YMCA as people sheltered inside https://t.co/vh4wnCIx0X
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 14, 2017
.@HouseDemocrats praying for our @HouseGOP @SenateGOP baseball colleagues after hearing about the horrific shooting. https://t.co/y2HEUaSuzd pic.twitter.com/6HBrlnxtey— Rep. Ruben J. Kihuen (@RepKihuen) June 14, 2017