BREAKING: Congressman Steve Scalise Shot In Virginia (Photos)


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among a group of people injured in a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. 

The shooting took place at a Congressional baseball practice happening behind the YMCA in Alexandria. At least five people, including Scalise, were shot in the incident, and around 50 shots were fired, WUSA reported.

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"The gun was a semiautomatic," Republican Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN. "It continued to fire at different people. You can imagine, all the people on the field scatter." 

In addition to Scalise, two Capitol Hill police officers were shot. 

The shooting appears to have been a "deliberate attack," according to congressional and law enforcement officials. A suspect is reportedly in custody. 

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Stay with Opposing Views for the latest as this breaking news situation unfolds. 

Sources: WUSA, CNN / Photo credit: Tammy Anthony Baker via Wikimedia Commons, CBS News via Hot AirABC News

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