Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting


U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, who represents parts of Killeen and Fort Hood, was evacuated from a baseball field in Virginia early this morning after an unidentified gunman opened fire on the Republican congressional baseball team. Williams (R-Austin) was at the practice but wasn't hurt, according to his office. Shortly afterwards, Zachary Barth, a legislative aide in Williams' office, also jumped into the dugout, after being shot in the leg.

Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey were among the five injured after a gunman opened fire on congressmen during the practice.

Among the confirmed injured is U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-New Orleans), the House majority whip.

A white Texas police officer says he regrets asking a mother why she didn't teach her son not to litter during the December arrest of the black woman and her two teenage daughters. According to President Donald Trump in an address from the White House, the suspect has died.

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". Eastern Time at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. Williams has been the coach of the team since he joined Congress in 2013.

Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts in prayers during this extremely hard time. CNN reported that the shooter is in police custody and was taken to a hospital.

In the contest for chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, House Republicans elected Rep. Steve Stivers of OH over Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin.

A University of Texas at Austin alumnus who suffered a gunshot wound in the Congressional baseball shooting is expected to fully recover from his injuries.