UPDATE: SHOOTER WEAPON IDENTIFIED AS M4 – Rep Steve Scalise shot during congressional baseball game

Holy crap. GOP Congressman Steve Scalise has been shot during a bipartisan congressional baseball game.

Here’s what we know:

I’ll have more on this shortly….

 
UPDATE:

Here’s an eyewitness account of the shooting:

David Woodruff seems to suggest that there is more than one injury, as he points out a helicopter has left twice with victims, as well as an ambulance. I saw somewhere that there were possibly four injured but I’ll see if I can update you on that.

Here’s another eyewitness account:

UPDATE:

Here’s a statement from Trump on the shooting:

Watching CNN right now, Sen Jeff Flake says he got Scalise’s phone and called his wife so that she didn’t have to hear about this on the news.

I’ll post his account shortly…

 
UPDATE:

Here’s Rand Paul’s account:

Jeff Flake was there and here’s some of what he saw:

UPDATE:

Here’s a tweet directly from President Trump on the shooting:



UPDATE:

According to Fox News, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) was taken away on a stretcher.

Williams was not shot, see his statement as a later update…

UPDATE:

This is from earlier reports:

UPDATE:

Here’s more from Jeff Flake…

UPDATE:

Turns out Congressman Roger Williams was NOT shot, however one of his staffers was shot:

UPDATE:

Rep. Brad Wenstrup was one of the first to get to Scalise, says he did what he did in Iraq, assessed Scalise’s wounds and tried to stop the bleeding. He says Scalise was conscious the whole time:

Also CBS reporter Nancy Cordes reports on what she knows about the shooting:

UPDATE:

“Stunning. @RepMoBrooks says on #CNN that wounded Cap HIll officer, who took the shooter down, ignored own injuries to check on Scalise”

Now that’s bravery and courage. I hope we hear more about this officer who took the shooter down.

UPDATE:

Police have a name on the shooter and are trying to verify it now. Will release it as soon as the name has been verified:

UPDATE:

Here’s a little bit on the shooter:

Barton describes the shooter as a middle aged anglo man, wearing blue and possibly having both a long gun and a pistol.

UPDATE:

It’s now being reported that it was a jogger who asked about the political affiliation of the baseball players, not the shooter.

UPDATE:

Shooter used an M4 assault rifle according to CBS News:

Also shooter in his 60s…

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