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

The Latest: Congressman says member of his staff wounded

Texas U.S. Representative Roger Williams says that a staff member of his was one of the five people shot in Virginia after a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice. Williams (R-Austin) was at the practice but wasn't hurt, according to his office.

"He is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery", Williams wrote.

Update 11 a.m.: President Donald Trump says the assailant in the congressional shooting has died from his injuries.

Williams, of Austin, identified the victim via Twitter as legislative correspondent Zack Barth. In 2015, he interned for Houston U.S. Rep. John Culberson, managing constituent concerns and interacting with the community. CNN reported that the shooter is in police custody and was taken to a hospital. The gunman has been detained and at this time we do not have any further information but will continue to release it as it comes to surface.

"There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, Officers [Crystal] Griner and [David] Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, calling the Capitol Police officers "heroes".

Shots rang out during a baseball practice Wednesday for Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia. "And we must play this baseball game". And we need to play this baseball game. The game was scheduled to be played at Nats Stadium Thursday.

Tickets to the game tomorrow are available here and will benefit the Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Four Texas congressmen who were practicing for tomorrow's congressional baseball game, an annual tradition between Democrats and Republicans, are confirmed to be safe.

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