What we know about UT grad shot at congressional baseball practice


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.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise from Louisiana was among the five people shot. Trump said Scalise "was badly wounded and is now in stable condition".

Zack Barth, the University of Texas at Austin graduate and Texas representative's staffer who was shot at Wednesday morning's congressional baseball practice, is okay, according to Texas Rep. Roger Williams. Williams, the coach of the team, was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention, according to a press release issued by his staff.

Williams posted on Twitter that Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was "doing well and is expected to make a full recovery". News reports said that in addition to the Williams staffer and Scalise, two Capitol Hill police officers were also shot.

"I got shot this morning at the baseball fields but I am in the hospital and okay".

Also at practice were U.S. Reps.

Shots rang out around 8 a.m. ET during Wednesday's baseball practice for Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia.

Four Texas congressmen who were practicing for tomorrow's congressional baseball game, an annual tradition between Democrats and Republicans, are confirmed to be safe. Conaway, Williams and Brady are safe, according to their offices. "Thank you to Capitol Police for your heroism and service". Since then, 79 games have been played, with Democrats and Republicans boasting a tie record of 39 wins, 29 losses, and 1 tie.