US Senator, Steve Scalise Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was among at least two people shot Wednesday morning during a GOP baseball practice at an Alexandria, Virginia, ball field, NBC News confirmed. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama said several other people were also hit, including two law enforcement officers.

Republican members of Congress described feelings of fear and running for cover in the wake of a gunman opening fire on them during their practice for the Congressional Baseball Game.

The White House issued this statement from Trump earlier Wednesday morning: "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely".

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in an interview with CNN that Scalise was the only Congressional member shot and that it took about 10 minutes to take the shooter down.

"He was dragging his body from the second base infield to the outfield to get away from the shooter while all this firing was going on", he said. Scalise underwent surgery and is said to be stable, according to President Donald Trump.

MedStar Washington said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that Rep. Steve Scalise "was critically injured and remains in critical condition". "Our thoughts and prayers are with him". He also said that the shooter died. The police said that the officers were in "good condition".

The annual Congressional Baseball Game is a charitable event held every year, pitting Republicans and Democrats against each other.

"He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg.

Trump went on to say that everyone on that baseball field are public servants who love their country.

Paul also praised the Alexandria Police Department, who responded to the emergency in less than three minutes.

Capitol Police chief Matthew Verderosa said during a news conference that the wounded officers are in good condition and had injuries not considered life-threatening.