Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement on the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia:

"The horrific shooting this morning took all of us by surprise, and I am praying for my friend Steve Scalise, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the other victims who were injured in this senseless act of violence. They were gathered this morning to practice for the Congressional Baseball Game - an annual event in Washington that brings Members together in a bipartisan manner to raise money for charity. In the coming days we are going to hear many stories about individual acts of heroism that occurred this morning, and without the bravery of our U.S. Capitol Police, today's attack could have been much worse. Please pray for the individuals and their friends and families involved in this morning's attack."