Police say multiple people were shot Wednesday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. The shooting happened in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street. It's not clear how many people were injured, but police are calling the incident a "multiple shooting."An apparent witness to the event, Benjamin Childers, wrote on Twitter that someone opened fire on a baseball field where congressional Republicans were practicing and he heard many shots. "We had three members of Congress take shelter in our apartment," he said on a live stream, as sounds of emergency vehicles could be heard. "The three weren't shot." NBC was reaching out to him for comment.
Free Republic and /pol/ are saying someone asked the political affiliation of those at the baseball fields before the shots were fired.No links to source this though.
What if we add overweight white guy to the mix?
The gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead.
QuoteThe gunman was shot by U.S. Capital Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital. Sen. Mike Lee told Fox News, however, the gunman was dead.from Fox news, so...
Jeff Duncan, the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district, told Fox News that he spoke to the shooter prior to the shooting.Congress Ron DeSantis states that the shooter asked them if the baseball game was Republican or Democrat.DeSantis told Fox & Friends, "I actually left a little early, probably about a couple minutes before this all happened, and as I was getting into the car with one of my colleagues, Jeff Duncan, there was a guy that walked up to us that asked if it was Democrats or Republicans out there."
like, if you're planning on a politically motivated shooting, presumably you'll know that you're targeting the republican baseball team before showing up. or i guess there could be this roaming bunch of spree shooters just waiting to randomly stumble across a bunch of GOP congressmen playing baseball.
here's an instant-migraine inducing thought. if and when the police determine that the person who was asking questions was not the same person as the shooter, and say so, the alt-right will assume the original identification was true and that the police are engaged in a cover-up.
Nutjob sites are convinced it was ANTIFA and that this was the opening shots of Civil War 2.Does ANTIFA even get up that early?Idiots.
Brooks identified the shooter as a white middle-aged man with a rifle.