Texas Congressman's Staffer Among Those Wounded In Shooting

Posted June 15, 2017

I think he was not able to get on the field because the gate was locked on the other side.

Five members of the Texas delegation are listed on the team's roster: Republican representatives Joe Barton, of Ennis; Kevin Brady, of The Woodlands; Mike Conaway, of Midway and Roger Williams, of Austin and Democratic Rep. Marc Veasey, of Fort Worth. The press release said the gunman has been detained and that more information will be released as it is made available.

Authorities said several people were injured when a gunman opened fire just after 7 a.m.at the baseball field where several Republican members of Congress were practicing for the upcoming game. WFAA reported that Barton is also safe.

Barth, a University of Texas graduate and a Houston native, fell into the congressman's arms in the dugout and had a tourniquet applied to his bleeding leg before he was rushed to the hospital, Williams recounted Wednesday.

Rep. Williams confirmed on social media Wednesday morning that Barth was the aide and that he is expected to make a full recovery.

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In a tweet, Tim Walz said "My prayers go out to the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting".

WATCH LIVE NOW: Rep. Williams Speaks on Shooting at Baseball Practice. "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".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was also hit by gunfire. "He held me, I held him". Police say they got here in about 3 or 4 minutes and I'm sure that's the case but it was a long time, they say 60 shots were fired but without our Capitol Police who literally took a step forward when they didn't have to, they could've took a step backwards, they stepped forward. He said his 10-year-old son, Jack, took cover under an SUV.

"The Alexandria Police along with the Capital Police secured a cease-fire, capturing the suspect", Barton said.