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Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

GOP Rep. On Shooting: 'I Felt Like I Was Back In Iraq'

GOP Rep. On Shooting: 'I Felt Like I Was Back In Iraq'

Several other people were injured, with two being listed as critical.

The gunman died in a shootout with police on the scene, according to the report.

"I did what I did in Iraq", he told ABC News, per Stars and Stripes.

When the shooting stopped, Wenstrup and other congressmen ran to Scalise, who had dragged himself off the infield, Sen. "He was moving from one place to another where he had protection".

Flake said that that after the shots rang out, he and others took cover in the dugout opposite from where the gunman was shooting, but the shooter, who Flake said had a rifle, "had a line of sight into the dugout".

Once the escalation ended, Wenstrup was one of the first individuals to provide emergency medical attention to Scalise who had been shot in the hip.

The Republican representative, a U.S. Army Reserve colonel who served at an Army hospital in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, was the first to reach Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisana, who had been shot in the leg by a gunman who sprayed dozens of bullets across the crowded ball field, wounding five.

Wenstrup said Scalise was conscious the entire time.

"That was a unanimous decision", Wenstrup said. "We made sure we got as much fluid - Gatorade and water - the quicker to an IV the better".

Scioto County Commissioner Bryan Davis, who has a long standing relationship with Wenstrup, released a statement after news broke of the attack. And then I noticed that Steve was down playing second base. They unselfishly put their own lives in harm's way to allow us to do the work of the American people, and for that we thank them.

"I felt like I was back in Iraq, but without my weapon", Wenstrup said about the event, according to Washington Examiner correspondent Susan Ferrechio.

He said, "Fortunately, there's the security detail there - the Capitol Hill police - or we all would have been vulnerable without return fire".

June 14, 2017I urge the nation to keep Rep. Scalise and all injured in their prayers today.

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