Northern Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman was on hand during the horrendous shooting today that took place during a Congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington DC.
Rep. Steve Scalise and 4 others were shot, but all are expected to live.
The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was wounded by police gunfire and has died.
Bergman described the chaotic scene after witnessing the events firsthand, as they unfolded.
According to MLive:
"I was standing by the batting cage when the first round rang out," Bergman told ABC News. "Everybody kind of listened, and then another one came following shortly thereafter - we knew it was real, and everybody just started to scramble."
Bergman, R-Watersmeet, is a retired Marine and a freshman lawmaker in the House who began serving in January. He represents Michigan's first Congressional district.
Bergman told WDIV that he went into a "low crawl" and got behind the first base dugout after shots were fired. He said he could not see the shooter from where he was.
"You don't really expect that at a baseball practice at a public field," he told WDIV."
Hodgkinson, was reportedly influenced by his hatred of Republicans.