House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was one of several people injured in a shooting Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN that Scalise had been on second base fielding balls when a 'very loud shot' rang out, and a gunman could be seen standing over the third-base dugout 'with a clear view of the field and everybody on it. All of a sudden a couple more shots, and we knew what it was and I just remember seeing some gravel bounce up as shots were coming near us,' Flake said.
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