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Trump 'Deeply Saddened' by Shooting 'Tragedy' Targeting Republicans

Trump 'Deeply Saddened' by Shooting 'Tragedy' Targeting Republicans
Rep. Steve Scalise (Getty Images)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:56 AM

President Donald Trump says he and the vice president are "deeply saddened" by news of a shooting "tragedy" at a congressional baseball practice that targeted Republican lawmakers.

The president said in a statement Wednesday that "the Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely."

Rep. Steve Scalise and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot. Alexandria police say the suspect is in custody.

Trump says, "We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected."

Trump also tweeted out his support for Scalise. 

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President Donald Trump says he and the vice president are "deeply saddened" by news of a shooting "tragedy" at a congressional baseball practice. The president said in a statement Wednesday that "the Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are...
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