House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot on Wednesday morning at the Baseball practise session. Scalise was shot in the hip and multiple Congressmen were also shot in the chest by a gunman with a rifle.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) June 14, 2017
The gunman was shot by the US Capital Police and was taken to the hospital where the gunman was declared dead. The shooting began at 7:15 a.m. and lasted about 10 minutes, according to the sources. “Behind third base, I see a rifle…I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream,” said Brooks. Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip, he represented Louisiana’s First Congressional District since 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee.
“I was looking right at him,” Bishop told Detroit radio station WWJ. “He was a sitting duck.” US President Donald Trump said that he is “deeply saddened” by the news of the shooting “tragedy” and is monitoring developments. Scalise is the No 3 House Republican leader. He was first elected to the House in 2008 after serving in the state legislature.
“Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him,” Trump tweeted.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017