US Republican politician and aide among several shot in Virginia attack - Donald Trump says Steve Scalise will make full recovery

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US Republican politician Steve Scalise has been shot in an attack in Virginia in the US.

Scalise, the House of Representatives majority whip, and his aide were among several people shot during a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, according to US media reports.

Scalise is the Representative for the 1st District of Louisiana.

President Trump said on Twitter that Scalise is a "true friend and patriot" who has been badly injured but is expected to make a full recovery.

The city where the shooting took place is just under 10 miles from Washington, D.C.