Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Congressmen And Others Shot At A Baseball Practice



A gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional team practice Wednesday and at least one congressman was wounded, authorities said.

Multiple congressman at the scene in Alexandria, Va., said Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was among those wounded. Police in Alexandria, Va., said a suspect was in custody.

Alexandria Chief Michael Brown said five people received medical transport from the scene.

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said the shooting occurred at the field where the Republican baseball team practices. The practice session was almost over when the shooting occurred, he said.

“I heard a bang, and I thought it sounded like a gun. I never saw a shooter," he said. "I heard him. I was close to the damn thing. Some of our people have been hit. This is horrible. I got bloody running and jumping into the dugout.”

Fleischmann estimated there were 50 to 60 people at the practice, including House members, senators and their staffs. “Many have been shot, but a lot like me got bloody running for cover,” he said.

“It is just a madhouse here,” Fleischmann said. “It’s horrible. I’ve never experienced anything like that.”

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who was at the scene, said several people were shot but that Scalise was the only House member wounded.

"We heard a very loud shot" during batting practice," Flake said. Then many more shots, and Capitol Police returned fire.

Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told CNN, people scattered and that Scalise was among those who were shot.

"He was not able to move under his own power. He was dragging his body from second base," Brooks said. "There was not a whole lot we could do. He was shot in the hip. I think it was not a life-threatening wound."

"It's not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don't have a weapon yourself," Brooks said. "You feel helpless."

 

14 comments:

StarJones said...

I hope the shooter is a MAGA idiot who voted for Trump and regrets it.

hothotheat said...

It would have to be, Dems don't own guns ( says a dem who owns a gun).

tuga said...

With all consideration for the victims, BUT:

“It’s not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don’t have a weapon yourself,” Brooks said. “You feel helpless.”

Yes, because if all 60 of you had guns and all 60 had started shooting, nothing bad would have happened.

Angela6 said...

Asshole comment.

DemsRDeranged said...

He was a fucking deranged liberal you tool

Green Carmen Ghia said...

What?! No way! The Republicans believe more guns keep us safe.

Beige Caulk said...

Stop being a bunch of partisan Cntholes with the comments. Seriously. They were playing baseball and some lunatic opened fire. Doesn't matter what they're politics are. They were elected by their district. You might not agree with them, but they're humans.

This is a gossip sight, not a place to be a keyboard warrior about your beliefs.

Nova said...

"Several people were shot but only one was wounded." Ummmm.....

Your Spirit Animal said...

Sorry you didn't get your wish, Star Jones. It was one of yours.

Anne said...

I feel like so so so much real horrid violence has happened on an almost daily basis Ever since trump came in office

AyyPapi said...

IKR. Nobody was ever getting hurt on the paradise we call Earth before big, bad Trump came along.

Anne said...

Wasn't an anti trump thing-- just meant that he seems so controversial that I feel like the world just flipped out and people are going ballistic w/ mass violence. Crazy.

LoST cause said...

+1

AyyPapi said...

Nope. Bad things have always happened.

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