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US Congressman, Steve Scalise,his aide and Capitol officers shot at Congressional Baseball practice
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US Congressman, Steve Scalise,his aide and Capitol officers shot at Congressional Baseball practice

Yusuf Busari

United States Congressman, Steve Scalise, his aide and capitol officers have just been shot in Alexandria, Virginia while he was on deck at a practice for the congressional baseball team.

Scalise was shot in the hip alongside two Capitol Police officers and his aide.
According to law enforcement sources, the shooting was a “deliberate attack” and the Alexandria PoliDepartmentent is currently investigating.

US Congressman, Steve Scalise,his aide and Capitol officers shot at Congressional Baseball practice

Another senator, Mo Brooks, who narrowly escaped, explained that there were a number of congressmen and congressional staffers lying on the ground, and not less than one of them was wounded. He also said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims saying the shooter appeared to be a white male.
Senator Mo Brooks said; ‘I saw him for a second or two. The gun was a semiautomatic, It continued to fire at different people. You can imagine, all the people on the field scatter.”

US Congressman, Steve Scalise,his aide and Capitol officers shot at Congressional Baseball practice

The Alexandria Police‏ has since tweeted that the ‘suspect is in custody and not a threat’, while US President, Donald Trump has also issued a statement saying the White House is aware and closely following the situation.