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BREAKING NOW: Rep. Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, aide also hit

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and multiple Congressional aides were hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed.


 Fox News House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and multiple Congressional aides were hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed. 

 At least one aide was shot in the chest. The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital. 

Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. Rep. Mo Brooks reportedly used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise's bleeding. 

 "Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected," White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted.

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. 

About three minutes the shooting began, DeSantis said. he shooting began at 7:15 a.m. and lasted about 10 minutes, sources told Fox News. "Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks told CNN. 

 Aside from Scalise, DeSantis and Brooks, Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Chuck Fleischmann, and Sens. 

Rand Paul and Jeff Flake were among the 15-25 people at Simpson Field for practice. he shooting began at 7:15 a.m. and lasted about 10 minutes, sources told Fox News.

 "Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks told CNN. 

 Aside from Scalise, DeSantis and Brooks, Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Chuck Fleischmann, and Sens. Rand Paul and Jeff Flake were among the 15-25 people at Simpson Field for practice.
Paul told MSNBC that if Capital Police weren't there "it would have been a massacre."
Brooks said the gunman was using the dugout as cover and other reports suggest the assailant got off about 50 shots.  

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