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Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

15 June 2017, 02:27 | Ruben Thornton

Injured staffer worked for Texas Republicans

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Williams said the Republican team "practices every day from 6 to 8 a.m." and applauded the decision not to cancel the upcoming game, despite the shooting, saying a violent act should not disrupt tradition. "This is a game going on for over 100 years, it goes to charity and we need to play this baseball game and so I'm excited that we've chose to do that".

There are four Texas lawmakers on the Republican team - U.S. Reps Joe Barton, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway and Williams.

"All the time (Barth) was bleeding and we were under fire - he was texting", Williams said.

Authorities said several people were injured when a gunman opened fire just after 7 a.m.at the baseball field where several Republican members of Congress were practicing for the upcoming game.

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.

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Moments earlier, a reporter asked the politician if the Republican congressional team was going to hold one more practice before the game.

Rep. Williams confirmed on social media Wednesday morning that Barth was the aide and that he is expected to make a full recovery. News reports said that in addition to Barth and Scalise, two Capitol Hill police officers were also shot. "There was a lot of heroes today, among my friends".

"When I got into the dugout, it wasn't 10 seconds that Zack had come running in from the outfield and ... we landed in each other's arms", Williams said, describing the chaotic scene.

"Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding", Williams added. Alexandria police say the suspect is in custody.

Williams was hitting a ground ball to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, when the first gun shot rang out.

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