In a shocking incident a gunman shot A US Republican politician and aides during baseball practice in Virginia.
As per the reports, House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise and aides had been hit by gunfire.
The incident happened at a congressional baseball team practice session.
US President Trump has been appraised of the situation and he has condemned the attack in his tweet. President Donald Trump issued a statement saying that he and Mike Pence, the vice president, were “deeply saddened” and “monitoring developments”. He then tweeted his support, confirming that Mr Scalise was in a stable condition.
As per the initial reports and witness claims, the shooter was armed with a rifle and opened fire from behind the dugout, using it for protection.
The attacker is believed to be middle-aged white male.
The attack took place at around 6.15am. Reports suggest a total of five people were shot. There have been no reports of fatalities. As per one of the witness, the gunman, dressed in running gear, asked whether the politicians were Republicans or Democrats.
It is also said that Scalise condition is stable.