Kansas Congressmen Are 'Alright' After Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice
Two Kansas lawmakers say they are okay after reports of a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice outside Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.
NPR reports Rep. Steve Scalise, Republican from Louisiana, one of his aides, and two Capitol Police were injured in the shooting.
Rep. Kevin Yoder of Johnson County and Rep. Roger Marshall of the state's "Big First" in western Kansas are both on the roster for the GOP's team, which has been preparing for a charity game.
A Yoder spokesperson tells KCUR the Congressman was not at the practice Wednesday.
Congressman Marshall tweeted early Wednesday that he was alright.
I am alright. Please pray with me this morning.— Dr. Roger Marshall (@RogerMarshallMD) June 14, 2017
Other Kansas Congressmembers responded to the shooting on Twitter, as well. Niether Rep. Lynn Jenkins nor Rep. Ron Estes appeared to be at the practice.
Rep. Sam Graves, Republican from Missouri, was not at the practice according to a spokesman, but he released the following statement: "Terrible news this morning. My prayers are with everyone affected by this, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise and all of the brave members of the U.S. Capitol Police."
Katie Bernard is a morning news intern at KCUR.