Múltiples heridos, incluido el congresista republicano Steve Scalise — Tiroteo en Virginia

Tiroteo en Virginia deja varios heridos, incluyendo a un congresista republicano

Tiroteo en Virginia deja varios heridos, incluyendo a un congresista republicano

La policía indicó que los heridos fueron trasladados a los hospitales de la zona, incluido el agresor que fue ya detenido.

Varias personas resultaron heridas, entre ellas el congresista republicano Steve Scalise, durante un tiroteo ocurrido hoy en Alexandria (Virginia), a las afueras de Washington.

La publicación de CNN relata que La policía de Alexandría reportó este miércoles temprano que estaban respondiendo a un tiroteo múltiple en la ciudad.

Tim Slater, agente especial del FBI en Washington, dijo a reporteros que hasta ahora muchos de los detalles detrás del incidente no han sido aclarados, y precisó que era muy temprano para determinar si había sido un intento premeditado de asesinato o un acto de terrorismo. Entre las víctimas se encuentra Steve Scalise, jefe de los republicanos en la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos quien fue baleado. De acuerdo con el testimonio de varios testigos, además de Scalise resultaron heridos dos agentes de la Policía del Capitolio y al menos dos asesores de los congresistas que participaban en el entrenamiento. La policía ha neutralizado la situación, mas no se sabe si el atacante está bajo custodia o muerto.

Fuentes consultadas por los medios de comunicación estadounidenses explican que el autor iba armado con un fusil y realizó más de 50 disparos en lo que ha sido descrito como "un ataque deliberado".

En tanto, el portavoz de la Casa Blanca, Sean Spicer, ha informado que tanto el presidente, Donald Trump, y el vicepresidente, Mike Pence, están al tanto de lo sucedido. "Estamos profundamente apenados por esta tragedia", ha afirmado en un comunicado. "Nuestros pensamientos y oraciones están con todos los afectados".

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