An eyewitness to the terrifying, politically-charged shooting of GOP members of Congress captured dramatic video of the gunman firing off round after thunderous round at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning.
The New York Post obtained video taken by an eyewitness, Noah Nathan, who was walking his dog near the baseball field where the congressional baseball team was practicing when the gunman opened fire.
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After the gunfire erupted, Nathan crouched down with his dog, recording the video, and appeared to speak to nearby witnesses, asking where the gunman was shooting from.
Someone off-camera can be heard saying the shooter was behind home plate.
House Majority Whipe Steve Scalise and three others were injured in the shootout, reports NBC News.
The shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson who died after police shot at him.
In the witness video, Hodgkinson can be heard firing dozens of shots.
An apparently injured man is seen lying on the baseball field, a distance away from where Nathan was recording the video.
“Is that guy ok out there?” Nathan can be heard saying about the injured man. “Is anybody talking to him?”
Nathan told the New York Post that he was “more pissed off” than scared during the shooting.
Scalise was shot in the hip and had emergency surgery. A spokesperson for MedStar Washington Hospital Center told NBC News that Scalise was in critical but stable condition following the surgery.
Scalise’s office released a reassuring statement:
“Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone.He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues.”
Feature photo: Associated Press