Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog - BREAKING: Gunman opens fires on Members of Congress, hits House Majority Whip & 4 others. Here’s the latest.

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BREAKING: Gunman opens fires on Members of Congress, hits House Majority Whip & 4 others. Here’s the latest.

by joelcrosenberg
(Washington, D.C.) -- Here's what we know so far:
  • Five people wounded, reports the NYT and CNN
  • House Majority Whip Scalise was hit -- now in stable condition at local hospital.
  • Two Capitol Hill police officers reportedly shot.
  • The gunman in custody.
  • Reports of at least 60 shots fired.
  • Security being tightened around White House and the Capitol.
  • Investigation underway.
  • Please pray for Rep. Scalise and the others hit.
"House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among at least two people shot Wednesdaymorning during a GOP baseball practice at an Alexandria, Virginia, ball field," reports NBC News. "He was in stable condition, said two different senior-level GOP aides. One source said the Republican lawmaker was wounded in the hip area. "
"Two sources said at least one Capitol Police officer was also shot," noted the NBC report. "Police confirmed in tweets that it was investigating reports of a 'multiple shooting' and that the suspect was 'in custody' and 'not a threat.' The victims were being rushed to the hospital."
Politico reports: "Katie Filous, a 29-year-old resident of Alexandria’s Old Town section, said she had just gotten out of her car to take her four dogs to the park when someone on the ballfield screamed, 'Everybody get down! Someone has a rifle!' She said a woman who looked like a security guard or a Secret Service member pulled out a handgun and shot at the man."
Developing....I'll post more as additional facts become known. For the latest, please follow me on Twitter.
joelcrosenberg | June 14, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Categories: Epicenter | URL: http://wp.me/piWZ7-7RT

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