Staff Member Of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

  • Staff Member Of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

Staff Member Of US Rep. Roger Williams Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

Roger Williams, R-Austin, was among those shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning, according to Williams' office.

According to Barth's LinkedIn, he started working with the Williams' office in September 2016.

Scalise was shot, along with Williams' aide Barth and a former congressional aide turned lobbyist, Matt Mika. In 2015, he interned for Houston U.S. Rep. John Culberson, managing constituent concerns and interacting with the community.

The Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30am ET at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia. According to reports, the Capitol police returned fire on the gunman.

Williams said he "ran to the first base dugout which is in the ground about 7 feet and I literally dove into that dugout be like diving I guess into a swimming pool with no water".

Williams, who has been playing on the Republicans' congressional baseball team for a decade, witnessed the shooting, but was not shot himself, although he sustained injuries while attempting to escape the shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson. Eastern time, the gunman began using a high-caliber firearm to shoot at congressional members and staff on the field.

A white Texas police officer says he regrets asking a mother why she didn't teach her son not to litter during the December arrest of the black woman and her two teenage daughters.

Amid news of the shooting, House members were alerted that that no votes were expected in that chamber Wednesday.

Zachary Barth, a staffer for GOP Rep. Roger Williams of TX, posted on FB that he was shot but is "okay".

Texas Congressmen who play in the game include Republicans Joe Barton, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway and Roger Williams, as well as Democrat Marc Veasey.