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Sen. Rand Paul: Shooting Scene Was 'Killing Field'

(Fox News)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:11 AM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., described the scene where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot as "a killing field."

Paul was one of those at the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where Republican lawmakers were practicing for a game when the shooting broke out. 

Paul told Fox News he was at a batting cage outside the field when the shooting started.

"I was in the right field batting cage outside of the field and the first thing we heard was a loud gunshot," he said.

Paul then described hearing 50 to 60 shots go off.

He said after several minutes, the Capitol Hill police, who were there as part of Scalise's security detail, began returning fire.

"I do believe that without the Capitol Hill police, it would have been a massacre," he said. "We had no defense at all.

"Rep. Scalise was out at second base — probably about 50 yards from me."

Paul added: "Nobody could get to him until the gunman was brought down."

He said there was a 10-foot fence between him and Scalise so there was no way for him to get to the wounded lawmaker.

"It was also sort of a killing field," he said. "It was wide open."

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