Texas congressman identifies member of staff who was shot in Alexandria, Virginia

Staffer for Texas Rep. Williams shot at congressional baseball practice

A staffer for Republican U.S. Rep.

They had been dispatched as Mr. Scalise's protective detail, and witnesses said the scene would likely have been a lot worse had a member of congressional leadership and their associated officers not been on the scene.

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, is transported away from the scene by emergency medical service personnel.

Barth, who had been transported to the hospital after the shooting, was back at the Capitol and back on his feet for the TV interview.

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Congressional staffer Zack Barth was in right field when a gunman unloaded dozens of bullets across an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball diamond Wednesday morning.

The Republican team was practicing on a baseball field in Virginia when a gunman identified as James T. Hodgkinson opened fire shortly after 7 a.m.

Rep. Steve Scalise and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot. Two Capitol Hill police agents were also shot.

Williams was a standout outfielder and third baseman at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth from 1968 to 1970, and briefly played for the Atlanta Braves farm system.

Brady said he then picked up his gear and left the field, leaving Scalise at second base.

Williams said the feeling among his Congressional comrades is the game needs to go on as planned. "A killing field", U.S. Senator Rand Paul said in a televised interview, describing the scene in Arlington, Virginia."We were sitting ducks", said Representative Roger Williams.Williams, the team coach, told reporters he was hitting ground balls when he heard what sounded like a vehicle engine backfiring. "He held me, I held him".

Williams said Republican Rep. "Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding".

"All we had was balls and bats to fight this guy", said Williams.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among those shot on Wednesday morning. (Eastern Standard Time) June 14 during a Republican baseball team practice. "And we're going to play baseball tomorrow".

As Washington became consumed in a debate about whether the shooter had been motivated by partisan rhetoric, Barton, the GOP team manager, presented a united force Wednesday afternoon with the Democratic coach, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania.

Gov. Susana Martinez is touting New Mexico as the best place to live, work and raise a family, pointing to success over the past year of a California-based company that has set up shop in the state.

Barth's Facebook page includes pictures of Houston's sports franchises, of him at Baltimore's Camden Yards ballpark in his Astros gear and of him with Longhorns quarterback Vince Young.

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