US congressman, several others shot at baseball practice in Virginia

Baku, June 14, AZERTAC

A top US Republican was among five people who were shot and wounded by a gunman during baseball practice in Virginia, the BBC reports.

House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit but expected to survive, witnesses said.

Police in the upmarket Washington DC suburb of Alexandria said they were investigating a "multiple shooting" and a suspect was in custody.

The lawmakers were practising for a game between Democrats and Republicans.

The annual congressional ballgame was scheduled to be played on Thursday at Nationals Park, home of Major League Baseball franchise the Washington Nationals.

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