BREAKING: Rep. Steve Scalise And Aide Shot At US House Baseball Practice, Two Police Officers Also Shot

An early report from Fox News:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and at least one other aide was also hit in the chest by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed. Police tweeted they “believed” the gunman was in custody. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead. He said a staffer used a belt as a tourniquet to stop Scalise’s bleeding. The shots were reported on East Monroe Street in Del Ray, Alexandria police said on Twitter at 7:30 a.m. The location was near a YMCA.

More from ABC News:

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), who witnessed the shooting, said at least 50 shots were fired from a semi-automatic rifle. “All the people on the field scattered,” he told CNN. Brooks said at least five people were injured: the congressman, a staffer, two police officers and another person. “My adrenaline is raging and of course it’s not never easy to take when people around you are getting shot,” Brooks said.

From the Independent:

The gunman who opened fire on a group of congressman playing baseball, reportedly asked the men if they were Republicans or Democrats before he opened fire. Reports said that shortly he opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon – spraying as many as 50 or 60 bullets – the suspected shooter, approached one of those present and asked about their political affiliation. “I’m told Rep Jeff Duncan plans to give a statement to police regarding a conversation he had with the shooter before leaving practice early,” CNN reporter Rebecca Berg wrote on Twitter.