Hatfield Says He Saw Shooting in Capital

From Associated Press

Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R-Ore.) says he witnessed a shooting in the nation’s capital but sped away without notifying police.

“I’m not saying I shouldn’t have reported it, but at that one time and place my thought was to escape--get out of there,” he was quoted as saying in Tuesday’s Salem Statesman Journal.

Hatfield said he and his family were driving to their Washington home from a restaurant last week when they saw a man shoot at another from across a street. He said the shooting victim was able to get into a waiting car, which sped off.