Pennsylvania congressmen safe after baseball practice shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHTM) — Two Pennsylvania congressmen are safe after a shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pennsylvania, 6th District) and Patrick Meehan (R-Pennsylvania, 7th District) are listed on the 2017 team roster.

Costello posted on Facebook and Twitter that he missed this morning’s practice.

For the past two years I have played in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. This morning I missed my ride by 2 minutes and did not attend practice. We now know a gunman fired shots at practice this morning. While I am fine, I am praying for my colleagues, Majority Whip Scalise, police, and staff.

 

Meehan posted on Twitter:

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania, 11th District) said this is the first year since he’s been a member of Congress that he is not playing in the congressional baseball game.

“While I am safe, I am sickened by this morning’s horrific shooting,” he said in a statement. “My prayers are with my friend Steve Scalise, my colleagues, their staff, the local first responders, and the Capitol Police officers whose bravery saved lives.”

The offices of U.S. Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-16th District) and Charlie Dent (R-15th District) said none of their staffers were at the practice.

“The news from Alexandria this morning is devastating,” Dent said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague Rep. Steve Scalise, the Congressional staffers, and police officers who were injured this morning. I am grateful for the courage of the Capitol Police and their quick actions this morning.”

President Trump tweeted about Scalise’s condition:

Two Pennsylvania congressmen play on the Democratic congressional baseball team, Reps. Brendan Boyle (13th District) and Mike Doyle (14th District).

Boyle posted several tweets.

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