“I felt like I was back in Iraq without my weapon”: Congressman wounded in baseball pitch mass shooting

A senior Republican politician is among five people wounded after a gunman opened fire at a baseball game in the US.

Steve Scalise was playing with fellow Congressmen and staff when a gunman peppered the baseball pitch with 50 bullets, according to eyewitnesses.

Congressman Scalise, the majority whip in the House of Representatives, was reportedly hit in the hip and police officers were also wounded, according to reports.

Donald Trump tweeted to say the Congressman was “badly injured but will fully recover”.

Representative Brad Wenstrup, an army veteran who was at the scene, reportedly said: “I felt like I was back in Iraq but without my weapon.”… read more 

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