Alexandria shooting update

Michigan Congressman Mike Bishop has reportedly stated that the assassination attempt on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and other GOP members of Congress was foiled, in large part, by an armed civilian who engaged the shooter

“The only reason why any of us walked out of this thing, by the grace of God, one of the folks here had a weapon to fire back and give us a moment to find cover. We were inside the backstop and if we didn’t have that cover by a brave person who stood up and took a shot themselves, we would not have gotten out of there and every one of us would have been hit — every single one of us,” said Bishop. “He was coming around the fence line and he was looking for all of us who had found cover in different spots. But if we didn’t have return fire right there, he would have come up to each one of us and shot us point-blank.”

No details are available at this moment as to the identity of the shooter or the brave civilian who risked his life to protect others.

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  1. Staff said:

    More details have since come in. Implications that an armed civilian intervened are incorrect. Two Capitol police officers responded and both were injured while engaging the assassin. One of these officers had to be convinced to seek medical attention. Despite a leg wound, we was intent upon seeing to Rep. Scalise’s condition before caring for his own.

    June 14, 2017

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