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Donald Trump Speaks Out On Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice

By in Huffington Post on June 14, 2017

By Paige Lavender

President Donald Trump issued a statement on a shooting in Virginia Wednesday morning that targeted Republicans at a Congressional baseball practice.

“The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely,” he said in a statement. “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected.”

Multiple people were shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.). Trump tweeted his support for Scalise Wednesday morning.

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

Alexandria Police confirmed a suspect was taken into custody.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tweeted shortly after the shooting that the president and Vice President Mike Pence were aware of the situation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected,” Spicer’s tweet said.

Pence sent his own condolences in a tweet to those who were shot:

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

This article has been updated with new details, including Trump and Pence’s tweets.

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