Republican congressman among five shot by gunman in Virginia

Republican Congressman and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has been shot along with five others in Alexandria, Virginia, at a baseball practice attended by multiple Republican lawmakers.

Scalise, who is the third-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, was reported to be “in good spirits” before going in for a hip surgery. President Donald Trump said Scalise was “heavily injured but will make a full recovery.”

Police have not yet confirmed whether or not the attack was targeted, despite the practice being attended annually by Republicans ahead of a traditional baseball match against Democrat Representatives and Senators the following day.

Two people were reported to be in critical condition at a nearby hospital.

(Image: National Journal)

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