Fleischmann uninjured in Virginia shooting

U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican whose district includes Oak Ridge, is okay after a shooting that injured five people during a Wednesday morning practice for an annual charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and two Capitol police officers were among those hit, according to media reports. The others who were shot sometime around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday reportedly included a staffer and a lobbyist. Scalise is reported to be in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital.

Conner Ingram, spokesperson for Fleischmann, said the congressman was at the practice and is okay.

The Republicans were practicing for a charity baseball game between Democrats and Republicans scheduled for Thursday night. It’s an annual charity event that’s been held for years. Teams practice early in the morning, and the game is played at the Washington Nationals stadium in Washington.

Stay tuned for updates on the Fox News Radio Network at the top of each hour here on WYSH.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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