Google map showing the baseball field where shots were fired during a practice with congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017.
Paul and Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., described the weapon used by the shooter as a rifle. Paul said he heard a first, “isolated” shot followed by a “rapid succession” of 5 to 10 shots.
Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., told CNBC that the first shot came “from somewhere behind the third base dugout and then the second shot came shortly thereafter.” They then “knew it was something real, so people started scrambling.”
“We are very fortunate. It could have been a whole lot worse,” he said.
Capitol Police and Alexandria police officers who responded to the scene exchanged fire with the shooter, according to Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.
Brooks told CNN that he saw Scalise drag himself from second base into the outfield after he was shot, leaving a trail of blood 10 to 15 yards long. Flake said Scalise lay by himself for “at least 10 minutes,” as people could not get to him amid the shooting.
“I wanted to get to him but there were still shots going overhead from both sides,” he said.
Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, a former combat surgeon, applied pressure to the wound, Flake said. Scalise remained coherent throughout.
Wenstrup told CBS News that he “felt like [he] was back in Iraq.”
source : CNBC