Congressman Kevin Brady left baseball practice moments before Virginia shooting

From left to right: Congressman Erik Paulsen, Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman Steve Scalise, Congressman John Shimkus (Photo provided by Congressman Kevin Brady's office)

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady is praising the Capitol Hill Police this morning following a shooting at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Congressman Brady released the following statement:

“The quick action of Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s protection detail saved many lives this morning. I am so grateful for the heroic action of the Capitol Hill Police Force protection detail and pray for the full recovery of my roommate Congressman Steve Scalise and others wounded this morning.”

Brady attended practice this morning but had left practice moments before the shooting began.

Five people were injured on Wednesday by what appears to be a "deliberate" attack on a Republican baseball team that was practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, for an upcoming charity game in Washington D.C.

Among those wounded include: Rep. Steve Scalise, the Majority Whip and the third highest-ranking member of the GOP. He suffered a bullet wound to the hip and is expected to survive. He was taken to a nearby hospital for surgery.

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