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.
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.”
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.