There were increased patrols around the State House Wednesday following the Virginia shooting of a congressman and three other people, according to Massachusetts State Police.
Although there is no known threat to Massachusetts, the measure is being taken as a general precaution, authorities said.
Five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, were taken to local hospitals following a shooting at a Congressional Republican baseball practice in Alexandria. One of those people was not shot, but suffered injuries. Local police say the gunman is in custody.
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Scalise's office said the congressman was shot in the hip and was in stable condition before going into surgery.