‘A Very Surreal and Frightening Experience’: Witnesses Describe Shooting at U.S. Capitol

A witness tells TheBlaze he heard “seven or eight shots” during an incident involving a vehicle chase Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Witness who says he heard “seven or eight” shots fired during U.S. Capitol shooting. (Credit: TheBlaze/Oliver Darcy)

“I didn’t really have time to think; if I had I probably wouldn’t have gone outside,” the witness told TheBlaze’s Oliver Darcy.

I really didn’t know what to think. I heard the seven or eight shots. There were dozens of officers. So much so that you really couldn’t even see what was happening. There were officers in police vehicles on every side, swarming, and more coming in every second.”

The following are the two videos Darcy taped of the witness’ description:

Here’s an interview Darcy conducted with another witness who says, “there were police vehicles all up and down our street…it was a very surreal and frightening experience.”