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Senior US congressman shot at Virginia baseball practice

Brooks said Capitol security forces were firing back with pistols at the shooter

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

Steve Scalise
Steve Scalise. Photo: Twitter

Senior Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was among several victims shot and wounded at a practice ahead of an annual game between lawmakers in a Washington suburb, one of his colleagues said today.
 
Fellow Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks told CNN that Scalise was shot in the hip, adding that at least two law enforcement officers and one congressional staffer were shot in Alexandria,
 
Scalise, the majority whip who rallies Republican votes in the House of Representatives, "was not able to move on his own power. He was dragging his body from the second base infield to the outfield to get away from the shooter while all this firing was going on," Brooks said. 

"There must have been 50, 100 shots fired," Brooks said.
 
Brooks added that Capitol security forces were firing back with pistols at the shooter until the shooter was tackled to the ground.

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