Staff Member of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice

Staff Member of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice

Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Barth works as a legislative correspondent in Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, office.

Williams - a coach on the GOP team - was one of four Texas Republicans on the field in Alexandria, Va., for the Wednesday morning practice.

A suspect has been detained in the incident but details are still limited.

Scalise, who is the majority whip, and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot Wednesday morning.

He said it was an ankle, leg injury that occurred while he was diving into the dugout and he'd "be going back to Texas after the game tomorrow night to let my doctors see what they need to do as far as my knee and my leg".

- Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017We ask that you please respect the privacy of him and his family during this hard time.




Since 1909, teams comprised of members of Congress from both parties have squared off to raise money for charity - and this year's game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington.

Williams said he was on the first base side of the field and "literally dove into that dugout".

In a tweet, Tim Walz said "My prayers go out to the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting". Rep. Kevin Brady of The Woodlands left just moments before the gunfire erupted, his office said.

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) held a press conference Wednesday evening providing an eyewitness account of the shooting at the congressional baseball practice that morning and praising the heroic response of the Capitol police and his colleagues. "He held me. I held him".

"There was a lot of heroes today among my friends", he emphasized. Jeff Flake of Arizona took off his belt and "made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding". CNN reported that the shooter is in police custody and was taken to a hospital.

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