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Houston Congressional aide shot in attack talks to ABC13”

Barth is a University of Texas graduate and Junior Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Williams.

"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", a statement posted to Williams' Twitter account read in part.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was also among those who were shot.

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".

Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday.

Two police officers were shot as well, FOX News reports.

Texas Congressmen Joe Barton and Roger Williams coach for the Republican team.

Brooks said he's "thankful" that Wenstrup, also an Iraq War veteran, was there to help Scalise.

"The people around here, on both sides of the aisle- we've got a great community up on Capitol Hill, and everyone is lifting me up", he said.

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Scalise, who was shot in the hip, remains in critical condition at MedStar Washington Health Center.

"Without the Capitol Police, we probably would not be here today", Williams said.

"All we had was balls and bats to fight this guy", said Williams.

Gov. Susana Martinez is touting New Mexico as the best place to live, work and raise a family, pointing to success over the past year of a California-based company that has set up shop in the state. "(Rep.) Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zach's leg to stop the bleeding. And we must play this baseball game ...

"There's not much scheduling going on up here at 6:30 in the morning, so in terms of practice, there's no excuses", freshman Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall, a Republican, told Roll Call in a preview piece on the game.

'There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America but in this case, with officers Griner and Bailey, we saw what's right with America, ' he said. "I$3 ran into the dugout literally running for my life". But, Davis said, "I don't think it's a coincidence that no bullets were fired outside the baseball field". Barth was treated and released from the hospital. The police had not identified the victims or the gunmen as of 8 a.m.

'They saved all of us out there, ' he said, 'There is no question about it'.

"If he had gotten on the field, we had nowhere to go", Williams said.



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