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Rep. Lee Zeldin Statement on This Morning's Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

June 14, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released the following statement on the shooting that took place this morning at the Congressional Baseball game practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

"Following this morning's shooting at the Congressional baseball game practice, I would like to send my best wishes to my great colleague from Louisiana, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, and all others who were injured. I've spent a lot of time interacting with Steve's security detail and they are so talented on so many levels. From all accounts I have heard from colleagues on the field, these Capitol Police officers saved the lives of many Members of Congress this morning and I have the highest respect for everything they do exceptionally this morning and every other day. Praying for a speedy recovery for all who were harmed by this morning's attack."

The Congressional Baseball game is an annual fundraising event for charity that was scheduled for tomorrow evening at Nationals Park.