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

Williams also confirmed that Barth is "expected to make a full recovery" and asked that his staffer's privacy be respected during this "difficult" time. Barth works as a legislative correspondent in Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, office.

The Republican baseball team holds practice every morning at 6:30 a.m. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was among those shot.

"There will be those who will talk about what's wrong with America, but in this case, Officers [Crystal] Griner and [David] Bailey, we saw what's right with America", Williams said at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, calling the Capitol Police officers "heroes".

Williams said the treatment he received at the hospital will allow him to coach the game but then "I'll be going back to Texas after the game tomorrow night to let my doctor see what he needs to do about my ankle, leg and feet".

Veasey tweeted that his thoughts and prayers are with those who were attacked.

The four Texas lawmakers on the Republican team - U.S. Reps Joe Barton, Kevin Brady, Mike Conaway and Williams were at the practice.

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"This could have easily been 25 deaths or more today", said Williams, who has represented Burnet County in Congress since 2013. The gunman is in custody, authorities said.

The shooting unfolded just a day before the Republican congressional baseball team will face off against their Democratic colleagues in a game played for charity - a yearslong bipartisan tradition which will go on, both sides affirmed in the shooting's aftermath.

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".

"Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding", Williams added.

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

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