Rep. Roger Williams: A Lot of Heroes Today Among My Friends

Austin Daniel
June 15, 2017

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

According to Abby Livingston with The Texas Tribune, Rep. Kevin Brady and Rep. Mike Conaway have been reported safe. I think he was not able to get on the field because the gate was locked on the other side.

He said it was an ankle, leg injury that occurred while he was diving into the dugout and he'd "be going back to Texas after the game tomorrow night to let my doctors see what they need to do as far as my knee and my leg".

"America doesn't give out; America doesn't give in", Williams said on Wednesday.

Authorities said several people were injured when a gunman opened fire just after 7 the baseball field where several Republican members of Congress were practicing for the upcoming game.

Williams, a former minor league baseball player, has coached the GOP Congressional team since 2013, according to his office.

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"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention", his office said in a statement shortly after the shooting. Two Capitol police officers and a lobbyist were also shot.

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. "Some of us were on the ground", Barton said.

WATCH LIVE NOW: Rep. Williams Speaks on Shooting at Baseball Practice. He said his 10-year-old son, Jack, took cover under an SUV.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was also among those who were shot. "He held me. I held him".

"There could have easily been 25 deaths or more today", Williams went on, beginning to cry.

"Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding", Williams added. "The heroes are the Capitol Hill police, the Alexandria police and Steve Scalise's security detail".

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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