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Lawmakers share statements after shooting at congressional baseball game

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this May 17, 2017 photo, Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this May 17, 2017 photo, Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Lawmakers are sharing their thoughts and well wishes after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were wounded in a shooting at a congressional baseball game Wednesday morning.

Scalise's office confirmed that he had been shot int he hip and is undergoing surgery. A statement on Scalise's official website said he was "in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone," before entering surgery.

Former Congresswoman and current US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who served from 2007-2012, was shot in 2011 in an assassination attempt that left her with a severe brain injury.

Giffords shared the following statement on her Twitter page in response to the incident:

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South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan said in a Facebook post that he was safe after shots were fired at the baseball field in Alexandria, VA Wednesday morning:

Senator Lindsey Graham weighed in on the situation on his Twitter page:

Representative Trey Gowdy was not present at the game during the shooting, but weighed in on the incident on Twitter:

SC Senator Tim Scott shared a statement on Twitter following the shooting:

Congressman Tom Rice shared his condolences for all involved in the incident:

Representative Mark Sanford's shared a statement directly from his office:

“My prayers are with Congressman Steve Scalise and others who were injured this morning at the congressional baseball game practice. Thank you to all who have reached out to us with their concerns. My staff and I were not there. 
 
“The U.S. Capitol Police deserve praise for their courage this morning. They likely prevented more injuries, and that commitment is laudable in the extreme. South Carolina knows all too well the sacrifice that the men and women of the Capitol Police make to serve and protect Congress. Indeed, we mourned for Jacob “J.J.” Chestnut of Myrtle Beach back in 1998 when he and another officer were killed protecting then-Majority Whip Tom DeLay.”

Former South Carolina Governor and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley shared the following message on Facebook:

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