“He was doing what he always does,” Reggie Dupre said, because Scalise would regularly participate in baseball and basketball games with Louisiana legislators in Baton Rouge.
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Gov. John Bel Edwards, House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia, Senate President John Alario, R-Westwego and lawmakers gathers in the Louisiana Capitol’s Memorial Hall Wednesday to pray for the recovery of Congressman Steve Scalise, R-New Orleans, and other victims.
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Senator Rand Paul gave his dramatic eyewitness account of what happened on Wednesday when shots rang out at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. Representative Steve Scalise was wounded in the shooting. Paul told MSNBC, “There was a rapid succession of shots… In the field, I see Representative Scalise is shot but moving, and he’s trying to drag himself through the dirt and out into the outfield.” According to Paul, Capitol police on the scene managed to prevent a massacre. It took a few minutes for Paul to determine where the shots were coming from but he said it sounded like an AR-15 rifle and he recalls hearing about 50 to 60 shots fired.
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