Virginia shooting: House majority whip shot at congressional baseball practice – live

  • Republican House majority whip among at least four shot
  • Alexandria police say the suspect is believed to be in custody

1.18pm BST

Congressman Mo Brooks is giving a remarkable eyewitness interview on CNN.

Of the killer he said:

I don’t know if he was killed but I tell you I don’t have any kind thoughts about the shooter so let’s leave it at that.

He appeared to be a white male. But bear in mind I saw him for just a second or two, a fraction of a second.

You’re pretty helpless. It’s not a good situation to be in. I don’t know what took our security detail as long as it took them to start exchanging fire … It seemed like a long time but it might have been seconds … They exhibited tremendous bravery.

I got a glimpse of the shooter which meant he also could see me if he looked in my direction. At that point I ran around home plate.

1.18pm BST

Police are investigating a shooting at a congressional baseball practice session in Virginia.

Steve Scalise, the Republican House majority whip, and at least four others have been shot, Alabama congressman Mo Brooks told CNN.

ALERT: APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St. Suspect believed in custody. Stay from area, let emergency vehicles thru.

APD PIO heading to scene, updates will be posted when available. Victims being transported to hospitals.

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