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Houston Congressional aide shot in attack talks to ABC13

Houston Congressional aide shot in attack talks to ABC13

He was taken to a local hospital, where he remained in critical condition after surgery, the hospital said Wednesday afternoon.

Rep. Roger Williams, a Texas Republican, broke down in tears while thanking the police officers who came to his and other congressmen's aide as they were shot at during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, two Capitol Police officers who were already at the scene exchanged gunfire to stop the shooter, who ended up hitting one of the officers, as well as Scalise and a lobbyist. Barth works as a legislative correspondent in Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, office.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at the baseball practice, said the gunman had "a rifle of some sort" and "a lot of ammo".

Williams gave a chilling account to reporters of the shooting saying at first he thought "maybe it was the backfiring of a car" but when he heard the second and third shots "everybody yelled he's got a gun run for cover and that's what I did".

Williams recalled running and diving headfirst into the first base dugout, which was seven feet underground, along with other congressmen and staffers.

"We were just trying to stay alive", added Barth, who said he's doing okay.

Officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey were among the five injured after a gunman opened fire on congressmen during the practice. He now lives in D.C.

Zack Barth, a graduate of Stratford High School in Spring Branch ISD in 2011, was among those injured, Williams tweeted shortly after the incident. Wenstrup said they assessed his injuries and used a belt as a tourniquet to stem the blood flow. "They have got me going to where I will be okay where I can move around at the game and then I will go home tomorrow night and get it fixed". We saw two people risk their lives to save others.

"If we don't play this game, it's been played a hundred years, then we let these people ... change the way we live in this country forever, and we're not going to allow that to happen", Williams said in an interview Thursday with ABC News Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts.

"It's the right thing to do and it's the right time to play this game", Williams said.

"Without our Capitol police, who literally took a step forward when they didn't have to, they saved all of us". "When America gets punched, America punches back and we'll do that tonight".

"Zack has been released from the hospital, it was an in and out shot, went all the way through". "I'm ... thankful to God for keeping us safe with the bravery of these Capitol Police".

Thursday's game will be held at Nationals Park, where the Washington Nationals play.


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