Congressman shot at Alexandria baseball field; Northam and Gillespie advance to Virginia gubernatorial general election

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, June 14.

A gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria Wednesday morning, injuring House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and others. Scalise is reportedly in stable condition, and the suspect was shot and transported to the hospital.
(The Washington Post, ABC 7 News)

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam beat former Rep. Tom Perriello 55.9 percent to 44.1 percent in the Democratic Virginia gubernatorial primary. Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie beat Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart in an unexpectedly close race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, inching out in front 43 percent to Stewart’s 42.5 percent.
(The Washington Post)

See more primary results, including the Democratic and Republican nominees for lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax and Jill Vogel.
(The Washington Post)

North Korea released University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was detained for 17 months, in a coma. Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for taking down a propaganda poster. Warmbier returned to his Cincinnati home Tuesday.
(The Washington Post)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, declining to answer questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump but insisting he did not have any conversations with Russian officials about interference in the 2016 election.
(The Washington Post)

Nearly 200 House Democrats will file a lawsuit against Trump, claiming the president has broken the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting gifts from foreign governments through his business.
(The Washington Post)

At least six people were killed at more than 70 injured in a fire at a 24-story apartment in London.
(The Washington Post)

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