Friday, 18 August, 2017

Minnesota Reps. Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen On Congressional Baseball

Texas congressman identifies member of staff who was shot in Alexandria, Virginia Minnesota Reps. Tim Walz, Erik Paulsen On Congressional Baseball
Craig Ferguson | 15 June, 2017, 02:20

The Texas congressman added, "We're going to play".

"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", his office said in a statement. "He was texting, letting people know we were under fire".

Also at Wednesday's practice were fellow Texas Reps. Conaway, Williams and Brady are safe, according to their offices.

President Donald Trump says that Rep. Steve Scalise was "badly injured" in a shooting at a congressional baseball game but says he will "fully recover".

At approximately 7am ET this morning, an armed gunman arrived at baseball practice and opened fire.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. Hodgkinson was shot and killed. Kay Granger, R- Fort Worth, said in a statement.

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Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington.

"There was a lot of heroes today among my friends", Williams said. He said Barth works as a legislative correspondent. "He held me, I held him".

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

Williams, who is one of the coaches, said the Republican baseball team holds its practice every morning at 6:30 a.m.at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia.

More than 50 shots were estimated to have been fired, but despite the shooting, which left the gunman dead and two other Capitol Police officers in critical condition, the Congressional Baseball game is set to proceed on June 15 as scheduled. "I think we had 25 team players and about 15 staff but Officers Griner and Bailey prevented that and my family will be forever grateful".

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". He said his other son was in a batting cage and also took cover.

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