More than $1 million raised for charity following shooting at baseball practice

Congressional baseball game ticket sales double following shooting (ABC7)

Tickets to the Congressional charity baseball game have doubled following Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Organizers confirm as of 3 p.m. Thursday, they've sold 20,000 + tickets; 10,000 more than last year.

More than that, organizers say they've raised more than $1 million, whereas last year they raised nearly $600,000. Prior to yesterday's shooting, organizers had raised around $600,000.

Ticket sales are expected to go up as the day continues.

On Wednesday, five people sustained injuries after a lone gunman opened fire on a Republican baseball practice in what appears to be a “deliberate” attack. The team was at Eugene Simpson field practicing for Thursday night’s charity game.

Among those wounded included House Majority Whip Steve Scalise; Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey; Zack Barth, aide to Rep. Roger Williams; and Matt Mika, an Arkansas-based Tyson Food lobbyist.

Tonight’s baseball game is expected to start at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

If you can't make the game but want to donate, you can do so here.

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