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Congressman Hospitalized After Gunman Opens Fire On GOP House Members At Baseball Practice

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A gunman opened fire on a group of GOP congressmen and aides practicing for a charity baseball game early Wednesday, leaving multiple people wounded.

According to reports, House Whip Steve Scalise (above, insert) was shot in the hip and is in stable condition at the hospital. Four other people were injured as well, including two U.S. Capitol Police officers.

Witnesses say the gunman fired up to 50 times with a rifle before being shot and wounded by Capitol Police.

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About 25 GOP members of Congress were on a high school baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia practicing for Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game, a Washington tradition since 1909. The charity game features Democratic House members facing off against Republican House members.

Alexandria Police said that the suspect, described as a white male in his 40s or 50s, is in custody and "not a threat." The department shared on Twitter:

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