A US Republican politician and aides have been shot during baseball practice in Virginia, US reports say. Initial reports suggest it was the House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Police in the upmarket Washington DC suburb of Alexandria said they were investigating a “multiple shooting” and a suspect was in custody. An apparent eyewitness said on Twitter that gunfire rang out at the YMCA baseball fields, by the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park.
Fox News said House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise and aides have been hit by gunfire. Police tweeted they were “investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody.”