Mass Shooting in Virginia: Witnesses Say Gunman Opened Fire on Members of Congress

Virginia police are investigating a mass shooting in Alexandria early Wednesday –  as witnesses say a gunman opened fire on a group of Republican Congressmen practicing baseball.

Alexandria police announced in a tweet Wednesday morning that the suspect in a “multiple shooting” is believed to be in police custody.

“APD investigating multiple shooting 400 block E Monroe St,” officials wrote. “Suspect believed in custody. Stayfrom area, let emergency vehicles thru.”

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Meanwhile, a witnesses tweeted that the suspect had opened fire on “Congressional members playing basketball” in the city’s Del Ray neighborhood.

The user later tweeted that at least three of the politicians had taken shelter in his home.

This story is developing.

from PEOPLE.com http://people.com/crime/virginia-police-shooting-congress-members-baseball/

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