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WATCH: Statements from Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi and more on Virginia shooting

Multiple Injuries Reported From Shooting At Field Used For Congressional Baseball Practice
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While there currently is a great political divide in this country and on Capitol Hill, when a tragedy hits close to home people come together. That is just what Washington D.C. did today.

This morning (June 14, 2017) a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican lawmakers practicing for a congressional baseball game at around 7 a.m. Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, hitting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas).

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Scalise was shot in the hip, his office said in a statement. He has undergone surgery at the nearby Medstar Washington Hospital Center and is in stable condition. Scalise was “in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone” ahead of the surgery, his office said.

Zachary Barth, a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), was also hit, Williams said.

Two U.S. Capitol Police officers were also injured, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said. They are in stable condition, according to Chief Matthew R. Verderosa.

Here are some of the statements delivered today by some of the top politicians:

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders

Paul Ryan

Nancy Pelosi

Chuck Schumer

Plus, some tweets:


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