Breaking and shocking news coming out of Alexandria, Virginia, today:
BREAKING NEWS: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, aides shot at baseball practice in Virginia, Fox News confirms. https://t.co/IWK3lMJ8r5 pic.twitter.com/IITisO3LzF
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 14, 2017
According to Senator Mike Lee, Scalise was shot in the hip. One of the other men present had to use a tourniquet to stop the bleeding:
.@mobrooksforsen used his belt as tourniquet to stop the bleeding of GOP Whip Steve Scalise. #BreakingNews
— Sean Sullivan (@fmtalk1065) June 14, 2017
According to Mo Brooks, at least 50 shots were fired:
from @RepMoBrooks “Shooter attack at GOPpractice. Rifle. 50+ shots fired. 5 or more hit including GOP Whip steve scalise. I am not shot.”
— Matt Murphy (@mattmurphyshow) June 14, 2017
ABC7 adds that the shooter has been taken into custody and that officials say there are “various degrees of injury.”
PJ Media will keep an eye on this, of course. We’ll be back with more later.
Fox News is now reporting that Sen. Lee says the shooter was shot by Scalise’s security detail and is dead.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 14, 2017
Brooks says Scalise was “dragging his body from 2nd base to the outfield to get away from the shooting”…describes a 10-15ft blood trail
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) June 14, 2017
It seems that the shooter may not have been shot dead after all:
UPDATE: Fox News now reporting that shooter is not dead, but has been apprehended and taken to hospital – @BillHemmer
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) June 14, 2017
One of the staffers may have been shot in his chest:
Staffer of Scalise shot in the chest, condition unknown.
This is awful
Reports of a bystander using his belt to stop Scalise’s bleeding
— Honky Tonk Jew (@HonkyTonkJew) June 14, 2017
Follow Wednesday’s HOT MIC for updates as they become available.