Gunman opens fire on practice for annual Congressional baseball game
U.S. Representative and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several of his aides were shot while at baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia this morning. The practice was in anticipation of tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game.
Details haven’t fully been released, but witnesses have told reporters that a gunman opened fire on Scalise and others at around 7:15AM. The shooting lasted for approximately ten minutes. Five people were wounded. Scalise is in stable condition. One of the wounded was said to have been hit in the chest. There are few details about the gunman other than that he is a white, middle-aged man who had a rifle. Capitol Police were on the scene as a security detail and reportedly returned fire, hitting the gunman, who is now in custody.
The Congressional Baseball Game, played between Democrats and Republicans, dates back to 1909. There have been 79 games in the series, with the Democrats winning 39 times, the Republicans winning 39 times and the teams tying once. These days it’s a charitable event, with ticket sales and other proceeds supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and the Washington Literacy Center. This year’s game is scheduled for tomorrow at Nationals Park. There is no word if it will still be played or if it will be postponed.
Our thoughts go out to Representative Scalise and the other victims of this shooting. Here’s hoping everyone comes out okay.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/gunman-opens-fire-on-practice-for-annual-congressional-baseball-game/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/104528890-RTS171NE-virginia-shooting.530x298.jpg?fit=530%2C298&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/104528890-RTS171NE-virginia-shooting.530x298.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBRecent Postscongressional baseball gameU.S. Representative and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and several of his aides were shot while at baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia this morning. The practice was in anticipation of tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game. Details haven't fully been released, but witnesses have told reporters that a gunman opened fire...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk