ALEXANDRIA, Va. - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is among those injured in a shooting at a baseball field Wednesday morning.
U.S. Rep. Scalise, R-Louisiana, is undergoing surgery after he was shot in the hip. He is in stable condition, according to his office.
Here’s a look at the social media reaction from Wednesday morning’s shooting.
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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
Below is the Governor's statement on this morning's shooting in Alexandria: pic.twitter.com/GqRB6Pxl6f— Terry McAuliffe (@GovernorVA) June 14, 2017
Thank you to the first responders who rushed in to help protect those who were hurt in Alexandria, VA. My thoughts & prayers to everyone!— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 14, 2017
This morning the hearts of the whole House are with @SteveScalise, the brave Capitol police, staff, and all those who were in harm's way.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 14, 2017
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head outside a Safeway grocery store in Arizona on Jan. 8, 2011, also tweeted her condolences.
My heart is with my former colleagues, their families & staff, and the US Capitol Police- public servants and heroes today and every day.— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) June 14, 2017
Several Florida lawmakers also expressed their reactions too.
We are all Americans first, regardless of party. We are all on the same team. And we’re praying for those injured in this heinous attack.— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) June 14, 2017