[AAN Exclusive] Firsthand Account of Shooting that Injured Congressman, Aides and Police

[AAN Exclusive] Firsthand Account of Shooting that Injured Congressman, Aides and Police
One of our readers sent us a first-hand account of the shooting that took place in Alexandria, VA injuring Majority Whip Steve Scalise, staff, and police officers:

"[A]round 7am my morning was interrupted by what sounded like fireworks.

At first I thought it was some kids shooting off fireworks before school (live across a middle school)...then more loud consecutive bangs rang out.  I said to myself that those were gunshots not fireworks!  What sounded like a few more rounds of automatic fire followed by single rounds.  This exchanged happened at least one more time.  

I looked around the neighborhood and all seemed normal- people walking to the metro (Braddock Station) for work, some jogging, and car traffic flowing normally.   Then about 7:15 an Alexandria squad car flew past my window.  Seconds later a couple of undercover police cars flew past my window at full speed with their sirens on.  A few minutes went by and two more undercover cars did the same.  At 7:30 Alexandria PD Twitter gave notice for people to steer clear For the next hour a steady stream of unmarked cars (detectives/vice units), regular police cars, Sheriff's squad cars, Alexandria Fire Dept. vehicles, and even the large Mobile Command Unit rushed down Mt. Vernon ave towards Del Ray.   At one point I heard what sounded like helicopters overhead (emergency evacuation?).

 Source: American Action News
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