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Alexandria police chief says 5 transported with injuries

The Alexandria police chief says five people were transported from the congressional baseball practice with “injuries.”

At the scene, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters that Scalise was awake the entire time.

“He was coherent the whole time,” Flake told reporters in a nationally televised interview. Flake said a female Capitol Police security detail was air lifted out and a staffer was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Flake said that it took almost 10 minutes to take out the shooter. Eventually, when the Capitol Police secured the area, Flake grabbed Scalise’s phone and called his wife to tell her what happened.

Flake described one of the people who was seriously injured as someone who helps with the event.

Shooting at GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia: The latest
(Peter Jamsion/The Washington Post)

Shots were fired in Alexandria, Va., this morning at a Republican congressional baseball practice. The latest as we learn it.