Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise is out of surgery and in stable condition after being shot this morning by a rifle-wielding gunman who opened fire on a congressional baseball practice taking place outside of Washington D.C.
Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona tells CNN, adding the congressman dragged himself 10 to 15 yards into the outfield to get further away from the gunman.
The White House says Trump has spoken to Scalise’s wife and chief of staff, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chief of the Capitol Police.
Scalise, 51, is the No. 3 House Republican leader first elected to the House in 2008. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot. Read more at Business Report.