House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is in stable condition after being shot early Wednesday at a baseball practice field in a Washington D.C. suburb, according to multiple reports.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he heard as many as 50 shots. Paul described seeing shots land near aides who had taken cover on the ground.
One staffer, he said, scrambled over a fence to get away from the fire.
Paul credited Capitol Police, who were there to protect Scalise, with saving lives.
Two Capitol Police officers on protective detail were also reportedly shot in the incident.
The “multiple shooting” was reported in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street in Alexandria, Va., according to police.
The suspect is “believed in custody,” police said. Alexandria Police advised people to stay away from the area.
A reporter from Fox News also tweeted that staffers were hit.