- GPS app gave hacker ability to remotely shut off car engines Today 3:58 PM
- Scott Walker wore jeans for sexual assault awareness, and Twitter is reminding him of his misogynist past Today 3:24 PM
- Hacked Lime scooters make sexual comments to riders Today 3:03 PM
- ‘Bonding’ squanders its potential with weak jokes and limp structure Today 2:49 PM
- The safest place for ‘Game of Thrones’ memes is in the crypts Today 2:23 PM
- Report: Fortnite developer Epic Games is working employees into the ground Today 1:57 PM
- Damian Lillard’s game-winning 3-pointer inspired a plethora of memes Today 12:17 PM
- Gamers are blaming socialism for making the women in Mortal Kombat ‘ugly’ Today 11:36 AM
- Nickelodeon is selling SpongeBob toys based on popular memes Today 11:25 AM
- Alex Jones protests outside the White House by shouting the name of his website Today 11:13 AM
- ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson’ has an absurd conclusion for every scenario Today 10:52 AM
- Twitch star TF Blade banned for racial slur—but he swears he didn’t say it Today 10:43 AM
- Steve King says backlash to white nationalism comment was like what Jesus went through Today 10:23 AM
- Netflix movies are still eligible for Oscars, Academy rules Today 10:21 AM
- Sheriff’s deputy makes homophobic comments on Facebook after gay teen’s suicide Today 10:02 AM
‘I’m just lying on the ground holding on to my dogs making sure they don’t get away.’
Warning: This article contains video depicting gun violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
An eyewitness video obtained by PBS News Hour shows the minutes of panic that ensued when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning.
The shooting left five people injured, including two Capitol Police officers, who traded gunfire with the shooter, and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), who suffered critical injuries.
The unfiltered, nearly six-minute video was shot by Noah Nathan, who told NBC News that he was at the nearby dog park with his two Goldendoodles, Cocoa and Jazz, when the gunman opened fire. The video, which was first posted to Facebook, shows Nathan drop to the ground as gunfire can be clearly heard nearby. Nathan attempts to communicate with others in the area to find out more information.
“I’m just lying on the ground holding on to my dogs making sure they don’t get away,” Nathan told NBC News. “I’m sort of thinking, ‘I hope I don’t get shot.’”
The video below contains strong language, gunshots, and images of injured victims.
Police identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. The man’s Facebook profile showed that he was politically active and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whose 2016 presidential campaign Hodgkinson volunteered for. The man also frequently posted negative comments about President Donald Trump.
The Daily Beast reports that he had a history of domestic violence.
Hodgkinson reportedly fired between 50 and 100 rounds before he was stopped. Trump announced during a press conference on Wednesday morning that he died from his injuries.
Andrew Couts is the former editor of Layer 8, a section dedicated to the intersection of the Internet and the state—and the gaps in between. Prior to the Daily Dot, Couts served as features editor and features writer for Digital Trends, associate editor of TheWeek.com, and associate editor at Maxim magazine. When he’s not working, Couts can be found hiking with his German shepherds or blasting around on motorcycles.