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Local police responded to the scene in the 400 block of East Monroe Ave.in Alexandria just after 6 p.m. (CST) after multiple calls of shots fired.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said in an interview with CNN that Scalise was the only Congressional member shot and that it took about 10 minutes to take the shooter down. Paul said Republicans have used the same practice field for six years without incident.
Scalise, the majority whip who rallies Republican votes in the House of Representatives, "was not able to move on his own power".
Support for U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other victims of a shooting at a Republican baseball practice poured across social media Wednesday morning from Kansas lawmakers and others. One Capitol Hill police officer also suffered a gunshot wound and another officer suffered a non-gunshot injury, an official said.
Scalise and several other GOP leaders and staff fembers were practicing for a bipartisan Congressional baseball game scheduled for Thursday evening. Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition".
Scalise is stable and is expected to make a full recovery.
Capitol Police at the Kansas Statehouse have also increased security related to the shooting.
"One of our security detail was shooting back, but it was our pistol versus the shooter's rifle", Brooks said. The team was taking batting practice when the shooting began. He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says the shooting in Virginia that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others is being investigated as a criminal act rather than an act of terrorism.
"We are strong when we are unified and work together for the common good", said the President. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg.