The Arizona senator, present at the scene of the shooting, picked up Steve Scalise’s phone and called the representative’s wife.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), present at the Congressional baseball shooting in Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, said that the shooter has been shot and no fatalities have yet been reported.
Flake recounted that after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) had been shot, Scalise “dragged himself about 15 yards off” the baseball diamond.
The Arizona senator said that the “most critical” injury belonged to a man from Tyson Foods, who “was shot in the chest.” Other reporters backed up this account.
Man named Matt from Tyson Foods who helps with practice was shot in chest at baseball practice
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 14, 2017
Flake also reported that a staffer for Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) had been shot in the leg. “We got a belt and put it around the wound,” Flake said.
The congressmen also made sure that Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) 10-year-old son got to safety when the shooting started.
“I don’t believe any are deceased at this point,” Flake added. However, the shooter had been taken down and a female Capitol police officer had been airlifted to a hospital with a gunshot wound. Another Capitol police officer was taken away by ambulance.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 14, 2017
When Flake had made it over to Scalise, he picked up the majority whip’s cell phone and called his wife to make sure that she did not first hear of the shooting on the news.
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