House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning by a gunman who appeared to have targeted members of Congress.
Police in Alexandria, Va., located just outside of Washington, D.C., said they were investigating a "multiple shooting" and a suspect was in custody. Five wounded people were being taken to area hospitals for treatment, the police said.
Two police officers and two or three congressional staff members were among the wounded, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said on CNN.
The shooter "was going after elected officials," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told CNN from the scene of the shooting. The location of the congressional practice session, in preparation for an annual charity baseball game, was well known in the area, he noted.