Michigan Rep. Bishop describes shooting scene: 'I've got blood on my shoes'

Posted at 10:10 AM, Jun 14, 2017

Michigan Rep. Mike Bishop says he was at the field when a gunman opened fire, shooting Rep. Steve Scalise and several others at a Virginia park this morning where members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game. 


He says he was taking batting practice when the gunman walked up to the third base fence line and began to fire with a semi-automatic rifle. 

"I've got blood on my shoes...someone got hit near me, the bullets were coming right over us," said Bishop, adding later, "it was horrifying." 

Rep. Bishop said they only reason they made it out alive was due to the actions of Scalise's security team. He said they jumped into action, and began to fire at the suspect. 

"We were able to slither out of there, crawl on our hands and knees and try to find cover," said Bishop. 

Two other Michigan members of Congress were also at the practice field during the shooting: Rep. Jack Bergman and Rep. John Moolenaar.