UPDATE # 2: #Alexandria Police Chief, Michael Brown said Wednesday morning’s shooting that injured 5 people including Rep. #SteveScalise at a park where Republican lawmakers were practicing for a bipartisan charity baseball game was a “deliberate attack.”
UPDATE: Alexandria Police confirm that 5 people were transported to area hospitals following Wednesday morning’s shooting at an #Alexandria baseball field. Rep. #SteveScalise of Louisiana was among those injured when a gunman opened fire during baseball practice for the bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game charity event scheduled for Thursday.
June 14, 2017 At least four people, including U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip, Steve Scalise were injured in a shooting during baseball practice in Virgina on Wednesday morning.
According to an NBC4 report, the shooting took place at Simpson baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the of the U.S. Capitol during practice for the upcoming bipartisan Congressional Baseball Game charity event this Thursday.
The New York Times reports that police in Alexandria, Virgina confirmed they are investigating a multiple shooting at the baseball field. The site includes both a Y.M.C.A. and a park with baseball fields.
The Alexandria Police Department announced on Twitter that a “suspect is in custody and not a threat.”
There are unconfirmed reports in addition to Rep. Scalise, an Aide and two Capitol Police Officers were shot.
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Cynthia Hodges holds a M.A. in Political Science from NEIU in Chicago, Illinois and a Post-Grad Professional Certificate in Disaster and Terrorism Management from University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. In addition to a successful writing career, Cynthia is in the process of writing a book on the role of private security guards as first responders in the post 9/11 America. "My career has been a balance of security and education, and my passion for Homeland Security while protecting individual's Constitutional rights has grown as a result of the two."