U.S Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky was at the Virginia ball field Wednesday morning when a shooter opened fire on a group of lawmakers.
Speaking to ABC News, Paul said he was in a batting cage in right field when the first shots rang out. Paul says he saw Congressman Steve Scalise go down, and that’s when he took cover behind a tree.
Senator Paul estimated at least 50 shots were fired in quick succession. When the gunfire began hitting the dirt around him, he says he decide to make a run for it, and climbed over some fences to get out of the area.
Paul says he believes the shooting would have been much worse had a security detail not been there. The lawmakers were at the field in Alexandria practicing for a charity baseball game.