Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot by a man with a rifle at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia, according to lawmakers and multiple reports Wednesday morning.
Scalise was shot in the hip when the gunman fired as many as 50 rounds at Republicans as they held an early morning practice in Alexandria, Va. Scalise's injury was not fatal.
Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was in surgery as 9:43 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from his office.
"Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues," the statement read. "We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers."
The suspect is reportedly James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from Belleville, Ill. Law enforcement officers have refused to confirm the shooter's identity. President Trump said the suspect died from wounds suffered in a shootout with police.
Tyson Foods confirmed Mike Mika, the company's director of government relations and a former congressional staffer, was among the wounded.
Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, also taken from the practice field in a stretcher, but Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, said Williams was not shot, and hurt himself diving into the dugout. Williams confirmed, however, that one of his aides was shot.
Reports said two policemen were also shot, along with several congressional aides.
Alexandria police said they had the suspect in custody.
UPDATE: Suspect is in custody and not a threat. PIO will be onscene shortly to share updates.— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) June 14, 2017
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said practice began around 6:15 a.m., and was on deck to hit when he began to hear shots ring out. Brooks, who recounted the incident to CNN, said he looked and saw a man with a rifle who opened fire on the practice.
"It's hard to contain the emotions," Brooks said. "My adrenaline is racing, and of course, it's never easy to think when you see people around you getting shot and you don't have a weapon yourself."
Brooks said the shooter was hiding behind the dugout for protection, and five people were injured, including Scalise, members of their security detail, and at least one congressional staffer.
The Alabama Republican said he helped to apply a tourniquet to the wounded staffer's leg to slow down the bleeding.
After the shooting stopped, Brooks said he and Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, went out to help Scalise, who had crawled to center field after he was shot. The two men started "doing what we need to do to minimize the blood loss."
Scalise never lost consciousness, Brooks said.
The security detail then exchanged fire with the shooter, who fired at least 10 to 20 rounds from a rifle before they engaged, Brooks said.
"Once they started engaging, they exhibited great, great courage," he said of the officers.
A medevac helicopter later landed on the field to transport the injured to the hospital.
Other Republicans in attendance included Reps. Ron DeSantis of Florida, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Joe Barton of Texas and Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, and Sens. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Flake said Barton's 10-year-old son was also in attendance.
"We got him in the dugout and put him under the bench," Flake said.
The Arizona Republican also took Scalise's phone and called his wife to alert her of what happened.
"I didn't want her to wake up and hear the news," Flake said.
DeSantis said he left the practice at about 7:10 a.m., just before the shooting started. But he said a man asked him and Duncan whether Republicans or Democrats were on the field. DeSantis said that seemed like an "odd" question, both lawmakers told police about his encounter.
Descriptions of that man and the shooter appeared to differ, based on later statements from lawmakers.
Brooks, when asked if it appeared the shooting was deliberate, said, "It sure as heck wasn't an accident."
"It looks like only one shooter, so you've got to assume he knew what he was doing here," Flake said of whether the shooting was targeted. "Whether he was targeting certain members, we don't know."
A local resident who didn't want to give his name said he was outside his house a few blocks from the YMCA at 7 a.m. and heard three rounds of shots, each about three to five minutes long.
"My first thought was someone was shooting people in the YMCA," he said.
Owen Britton, who was working out in the YMCA, said he saw the shooter exchange fire with officers. The man was using a rifle and was exchanging fire with officers in an SUV.
Britton said the man appeared to be an older man between the ages of 55 and 65, wearing a blue polo shirt.
"It's a troubling sign of our division," Britton said.
Robert King contributed to this story.