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Trump to address GOP baseball shooting from White House

Posted June 14

President Donald Trump on Wednesday is expected to address the shooting that occurred at a GOP congressional baseball practice which resulted in five people injured, including a top House Republican.

The White House said Wednesday that Trump will deliver a statement from the White House's Diplomatic Room at 11:30 a.m.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer and two law enforcement officials suffered gunshot wounds after the shooter opened fire on Republican members of Congress on the baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia.

Trump canceled a scheduled event at the Labor Department soon after the shooting took place, and the White House has said both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received updates on the shooting.

In the wake of the shooting, Trump spoke over the phone with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Scalise's wife and his chief of staff, as well as the Capitol Police chief.

The shooting marks the first time a sitting member of Congress has been shot since Rep. Gabby Giffords was targeted by a gunman in 2011.


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