Here's What You Can Do To Help After The Alexandria Shooting

The shooting happened as lawmakers practiced for a charity baseball game.

The members were practicing for the Congressional Baseball Game, a Washington tradition dating back to 1909 and slated to take place on Thursday, June 15.

The annual event pits Republicans against Democrats to raise funds for area nonprofits, including the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. 

The Washington Literacy Center tweeted its support for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was injured in the shooting, and others shortly after the news broke:

If you’re looking to get involved, consider making a donation ― perhaps in Scalise’s name ― to one of the charities linked above.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced later on Wednesday that Thursday’s baseball game is still on.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

CLARIFICATION: This article initially characterized the practice as a “men’s” baseball practice. While this year’s Republican side does happen to consist entirely of men, the teams are in principle open to all members of Congress.



Alexandria Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice