Congressional Staffer Reportedly Shot By Gunman

Congressional Staffer Reportedly Shot By Gunman

Senate chaplain's prayer after lawmaker shooting Congressional Baseball Game still on despite shooting Trump Jr. appears to link lawmaker shooting to controversial "Julius Caesar" production MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office.

Asked about the gunman, Williams said he believes Hodgkinson had "an issue" that arose from a hypersensitive political climate in Washington, D.C., and in the nation this year. Conaway, Williams, Barton and Brady are safe. Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention.

As to the role he'll play in the game tomorrow, Williams said, "some of us are on the injured reserve list right now", adding, "if you're not sure which one I'll be, I'll be the one coaching third on crutches".

In a tweet, Tim Walz said "My prayers go out to the victims of the congressional baseball practice shooting". Top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was among those injured.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was practicing with the House members, described hearing "dozens and dozens and dozens of shots fired".




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". "I held him and he held me", Williams said. "I am so grateful for the heroic action of the Capitol Hill Police Force protection detail and pray for the full recovery of my roommate Congressman Steve Scalise and others wounded this morning".

"There was a lot of heroes today among my friends", Williams said.

Ellen further said her brother made a tourniquet to stop the bleeding with his own belt.

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

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