United States (Mckoy’s News) – US Republican Wounded: A top US Republican was among five people wounded in a “multiple shooting” during baseball practice in an upmarket Washington DC suburb.
House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit but expected to survive after the early morning attack at a park in Alexandria, Virginia.
Two police officers who engaged in a shootout with the attacker were reportedly among the wounded.
Police said the gunman was among five people taken to hospital.
Alexandria police tweeted: “Suspect is in custody and not a threat.”
The lawmakers were practising for the annual congressional ballgame scheduled to be played on Thursday at Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball team the Washington Nationals.
An eyewitness, Benjamin Childers, said on Twitter that Wednesday morning’s gunfire rang out at the YMCA baseball fields, by the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett