Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice

ALEXANDRIA VA- JUNE 14 U.S. Rep. Roger Williams is wheeled away by emergency medical service personnel from the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park

He said Barth, a Houston native and recent graduate of the University of Texas, was treated and released from the hospital and was on his way to a full recovery.

Roger Williams (R-Tex.) wrote that Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was wounded in the shooting.

Senate chaplain's prayer after lawmaker shooting Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting Trump Jr. appears to link lawmaker shooting to controversial "Julius Caesar" production MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office.

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

One congressman has been reported hit so far, Steve Scalise, from Louisiana, and several other people are believed to have been hit, according to witnesses.

FOX News says along with Scalise and the aide to Williams, two Capitol Police officers were also shot as well as the gunman. "He held me. I held him".

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Rep. Roger Williams speaks at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Williams said he dove into the concrete floor of the first-base dugout, which he described as being "like diving into a swimming pool without water". Jeff Flake used his belt to make a tourniquet around Barth's leg to stop the bleeding while Rep.

"I heard the first shot and I wasn't sure, I thought maybe it was the backfiring of a auto", Williams said, "but then the second and the third and everybody yelled, 'he's got a gun, run for cover.' So that's what I did".

The Congressional Baseball Game got its start in 1909 when Representative John Tener of Pennsylvania organized the inaugural game. This is a game that has gone on for over 100 years and it is for charity.

"I don't think it was a Republican or Democratic issue, but I think he had an issue", Williams said. "That is something that we all need to work on".

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