Illinois Representative Rodney Davis was among the Congressman who were on the baseball field when a man started shooting Wednesday morning.
Davis was not injured, however five persons were shot.
Davis said he was up to bat when he heard shots fired. He initially thought the sound might have come from a nearby construction site. He said a colleague yelled “Run, he’s got a gun!” and he did just that. Davis said he ran across the street and into an apartment building where he called 911 and his family.
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Davis said the main things he will remember from the incident are seeing Congressman Steve Scalise and a former congressional staffer wounded, and the heroic actions of the Capital Police officers.
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Congressman Davis, a Taylorville resident, represents the 13th District, including the three northern townships of Bond County.