Texas rep's staffer shot at congressional baseball practice identified

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Roger Williams was among those shot and wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice - and Williams himself hurt his ankle and leg while scrambling for cover. Zack Barth is the legislative correspondent for Austin Congressman Roger Williams.

He said Barth "is receiving medical attention but is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery".

WATCH LIVE NOW: Rep. Williams Speaks on Shooting at Baseball Practice.

Witnesses said a gunman fired a torrent of bullets at the ballfield around 7 a.m. Police identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of IL, who was shot by Capitol Police officers and later died from his injuries.

More than 50 shots were estimated to have been fired, but despite the shooting, which left the gunman dead and two other Capitol Police officers in critical condition, the Congressional Baseball game is set to proceed on June 15 as scheduled. "He held me, I held him".

"It would be like diving into a swim pool with no water", Williams said.

"I heard the first shot and I wasn't sure, I thought maybe it was the backfiring of a auto", Williams said, "but then the second and the third and everybody yelled, 'he's got a gun, run for cover.' So that's what I did".

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

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

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

"There were dozens, if not hundreds of shots", said Barton, emotionally recounting the scene on Capitol Hill just hours later, still wearing his baseball jersey and standing next to his 10-year-old son, Jack.

One congressman has been reported hit so far, Steve Scalise, from Louisiana, and several other people are believed to have been hit, according to witnesses.

Conway, of Midland, posted a brief message about the shooting on Facebook, saying he was unharmed and asking people to keep those wounded "in your prayers today".

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