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But an unnamed member of Williams' staff was shot, according to a release issued by the congressional rep's office. Zack Barth is the legislative correspondent for Austin Congressman Roger Williams.

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.

Williams was hitting a ground ball to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, when the first gun shot rang out.

Hodgkinson was fatally shot by police.

Williams wasn't shot but injured his ankle diving into the dugout for cover, he said.

"All the time he was bleeding, we were under fire he was texting", Williams said.

Since 1909, teams comprised of members of Congress from both parties have squared off to raise money for charity - and this year's game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington.

Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) held a press conference Wednesday evening providing an eyewitness account of the shooting at the congressional baseball practice that morning and praising the heroic response of the Capitol police and his colleagues.

U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, the lone Texan on the Democrats' congressional baseball team, tweeted his support and prayers after news of the shooting came out.

"I don't think it was a Republican or Democratic issue, but I think he had an issue", Williams said. "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".

"I just want to thank the security detail because they saved our lives", Barton said. "Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding".

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

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