Melania Trump tweets message of support to Alexandria shooting first responders

First lady Melania Trump has extended her gratitude to the first responders in the Alexandria, Virginia shooting.

She tweeted Wednesday morning, "Thank you to the first responders who rushed in to help protect those who were hurt in Alexandria, VA. My thoughts & prayers to everyone!"

Just hours prior, a gunman fired shots into a group of people at a GOP congressional baseball team practice, hitting Republican Representative Steve Scalise in the hip and injuring others, reports CNN.

President Trump quickly responded to the incident in both a statement and a tweet.

Trump wrote on Twitter, "Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him."

In a statement, the president said, "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely. We are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of Congress, their staffs, Capitol Police, first responders, and all others affected."

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Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
Both @POTUS & @VP are aware of the developing situation in Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected.
Congressional baseball field shooting went on for 10 minutes. @SenRandPauI says w/out police presence would be "killing field" "a massacre"
@AlexandriaVAPD This kind of thing is not ok. Use words, not bullets. Hope the congressman recovers quickly.
Thoughts and prayers w my Republican baseball friends this morning. Dem practice cancelled holding in dugout w security
This morning the hearts of the whole House are with @SteveScalise, the brave Capitol police, staff, and all those who were in harm's way.
There has been an unthinkable shooting this morning. Our thoughts & prayers are with Congressman @SteveScalise. https://t.co/DqyUXrEZaU
Karen & I are praying for @SteveScalise, the Capitol Police, & all hurt for a speedy recovery. Our hearts are with them & their loved ones.
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