Alexandria Police Department Chief Michael Brown delivered a brief press conference earlier this morning. He said that calls of shots fired at 400 E. Monroe Avenue in Alexandria were heard around 7:09 A.M. Police officers responded within three minutes and two of them engaged the shooter. Chief Brown said no more statements would be made. He stressed it’s an active scene. It’s secure, and that they’re working with Capitol Police. They have a lot of witnesses to interview. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the House Majority Whip, was shot in the hit, along with two U.S. Capitol police officers. An aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) and the gunman were also shot.
Rundown of who was shot. From Capitol security source. Scalise. 1 USCP officer shot in foot. USCP officer hit w/fragments. 1 aide. Gunman
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
APD Chief Michael Brown updated media. 5 transported to local hospitals, including suspect. We will not ID victims or suspect right now. pic.twitter.com/pPYlqEjACM
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017