5 shot, including top congressman, in Virginia baseball field attack

Investigators gather near the scene of a shooting June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP)

Steve Scalise of Louisiana in stable condition after being struck in the hip by a bullet; suspected gunman in police custody

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AFP) — At least five people including a top Republican congressman were wounded in a Washington suburb early Wednesday morning when a shooting erupted as they practiced for an annual baseball game between lawmakers.

Senior congressman Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, according to fellow Republican lawmaker Mo Brooks who told CNN at least two law enforcement officers and one congressional staffer were also shot in the incident in Alexandria, Virginia.

“Five people were transported medically from the scene,” Alexandria police chief Michael Brown told a press conference.

Police said the shooting suspect was in custody and “not a threat.”

US President Donald Trump said he was closely

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