WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Shots were fired at a Republican Congressional baseball practice this morning. A gunman opened fire on representatives preparing for their baseball game slated to take place Thursday. One of those practicing was Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) who says what was an ordinary practice turned into mayhem.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) says he heard a loud bang and then saw bullets flying.
Fleischmann says he heard a bang and the bullets kept coming. The congressman says he hit the ground immediately but he was afraid he'd be an open target if he stayed there. He says he then made a dash for the dugout, dove in and got pretty banged up. Fleischmann says the efforts of Capitol Police saved a lot of lives including his own.
“At first (I was in) disbelief and then (there was) an intense fear because I kept thinking as I was laying on the ground and bullets were flying and people were running around and it was very loud and there was chaos…’Oh my gosh, I may actually get hit with a bullet,’ whether it’s a stray or whether it’s intended for me,” said Fleischmann.
The two coaches of the Congressional baseball teams say as of now they will play tomorrow night.