According to reports, a gunman opened fire during a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who was at the scene, confirmed that several people were shot, some seriously.
_Marsha Blackburn tweeted: Awful news this morning. My deepest thoughts & prayers with @CapitolPolice officers, @SteveScalise & those present. (8:59 a.m.)
_Jim Cooper tweeted: This is horrible. Violence is never the answer. Grateful for the Capitol Police and wishing everyone a speedy recovery. (9:11 a.m.)
More: Rep. Steve Scalise, others shot at congressional baseball practice
“I was on deck, about to hit batting practice, when I heard a ‘blam,'” Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told CNN. Brooks said people scattered and that Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was among those who were shot.
Alexandria Police posted on Twitter that the shooting suspect was in custody and was not a threat.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Trump and Vice President Pence were aware of the incident._TN House of Democrats tweeted: Prayers for Rep. @SteveScalise & Capitol police officers who were reportedly shot this morning at the Congressional baseball game practice. (8:15 a.m.)Michael Collins tweeted: BREAKING: Just talked to Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of TN, who was at scene of shooting at GOP baseball practice. He’s OK. @Tennessean@knoxnews (8:13 a.m.)
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was also at the scene.
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