Hobbling from an injured ankle and on crutches, Congressman Roger Williams, R-Austin, praised Capitol Hill and Alexandria, Virginia, police who took out a lone gunman who fired off more than 60 rounds at Republican members of Congress practicing for tomorrow night's annual Congressional Baseball Game.
"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", his office said in a statement.
In a statement Wednesday, Williams said that at about 7 a.m. this morning, a gunman arrived at the practice and opened fire.
The Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30am ET at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia. "He held me, I held him".
"Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding", Williams added.
In an interview on the situation, Rep. Williams said Barth never stopped texting his colleagues to share updates and information on the situation, even after he was hit and bleeding. Top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was among those injured.
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Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington.
Rep. Roger Williams speaks at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Barton, of Ennis, south of Dallas, is the manager of the Republican congressional baseball team.
Barton, in an interview with NBC News, said he and his two sons ducked for cover when the shooting started. "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 dove into the concrete floor of the first-base dugout, which he described as being "like diving into a swimming pool without water".