Rep. Williams says staffer injured in Virginia shooting

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"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", his office said in a statement shortly after the shooting.

The Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30am ET at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia.

Williams was hitting a ground ball to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, when the first gun shot rang out.

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. North Texas Representatives Joe Barton and Roger Williams coach and manage the team and are also safe. "Thank you for the thoughts and prayers". 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.

The shooting unfolded just a day before the Republican congressional baseball team will face off against their Democratic colleagues in a game played for charity - a yearslong bipartisan tradition which will go on, both sides affirmed in the shooting's aftermath.

Williams said Republican Rep.

In addition to working as an intern for then Houston Mayor Pro-Tem and now Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in 2013, he also interned for U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller the very next year. "The thin blue line held today and America should be thankful that this is still the type of country that produces these types of heroes".

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".

"They saved everybody's life", Williams said of Griner and Bailey. "(Rep.) Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zach's leg to stop the bleeding. CNN reported that the shooter is in police custody and was taken to a hospital.

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