News of Wednesday morning's shooting in Alexandria, Va. spread quickly spread across social media.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, two Capitol Hill police officers and a member of Texas Congressman Roger Williams' staff were wounded in the shooting. A suspect is in custody.
I now can confirm that Zack Barth, who is a legislative correspondent in my office, was shot this morning at baseball practice— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017
He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017
Williams himself was OK along with Reps. Kevin Brady, Joe Barton and Mike Conaway from Texas. Barton's son was present as well at the practice was unharmed.
Here are some of the reactions from Houston area and Texas political leaders along with a statement from President Donald Trump:
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2017
Karen & I are praying for @SteveScalise, the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones.— Vice President Pence (@VP) June 14, 2017
Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts and prayers pic.twitter.com/wH4b6wXQhs— Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017
This morning the hearts of the whole House are with @SteveScalise, the brave Capitol police, staff, and all those who were in harm's way.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 14, 2017
"It is clear to me...without these two heroes, Agent Bailey and Agent Griner, many lives would've been lost," Speaker Ryan says pic.twitter.com/sIKEYyTAht— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
Thank you to the first responders who rushed in to help protect those who were hurt in Alexandria, VA. My thoughts & prayers to everyone!— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 14, 2017
Our thoughts & prayers are with all those affected by the tragic shooting in Alexandria, VA.— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) June 14, 2017
I'm horrified by the act of violence against Majority Whip Steve Scalise and several others this morning. Please... https://t.co/9ISHrnSxAk— Ted Poe (@JudgeTedPoe) June 14, 2017
Praying for our friends, colleagues, and all hurt or impacted by today's terrible shooting.— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 14, 2017
This morning, my deep concerns and prayers are with the wounded members of Congress and their families— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) June 14, 2017
My concerns and prayers are with the wounded and families of the members of Congress, their staff, the Capitol PD and other law enforcement— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) June 14, 2017
Grateful for quick response of Capitol Police and local and federal law enforcement this morning. They saved lives— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) June 14, 2017
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
READ: More from Giffords here
Our prayers go out for a full recovery of Rep. Scalise, the congressional aides and police who were injured. We’ve got to stop the violence.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 14, 2017
Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms. pic.twitter.com/hyfmmpgXML— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) June 14, 2017
“Looks like only one shooter...whether he was targeting certain members, we don’t know,” Sen. Jeff Flake says, who witnessed shooting pic.twitter.com/0SolxHjRAG— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
PHOTOS: Shooting in Alexandria, Va.
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