Republican Senator Jeff Flake says ''a very loud shot'' followed by a rapid succession of shots, was heard during a baseball practice near Washington on Wednesday morning. Rough Cut (no reporter narratioin).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican Senator Jeff Flake said he and his colleagues heard "a very loud shot" followed by rapid succession on Wednesday morning at a baseball practice near Washington where police and witnesses said a gunman opened fire, wounding several people including senior Republican leader Steve Scalise, before he was taken into custody. Five people were transported medically from the scene in Alexandria, city Police Chief Michael Brown told reporters. Two of the wounded were Capitol Hill police who were at the scene, witnesses said. Flake said he and his colleagues hunkered down in the dugout as Capitol Hill and later Alexandria police responded to the shooting and eventually stopped the shooter. Scalise's office said he was in stable condition and undergoing surgery. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that Scalise was "badly injured but will fully recover." Scalise, a representative from Louisiana, is the House of Representatives Majority Whip, making him the third-highest ranked member of the Republican leadership in the House.