Rep. Steve Scalise among several shot at congressional baseball practice

Rep. Steve Scalise among several shot at congressional baseball practice

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and a member of his staff from Houston, Zack Barth, credit the heroic efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police for saving their lives during Wednesday's shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field.

Shortly afterwards, Zachary Barth, a legislative aide in Williams' office, also jumped into the dugout, after being shot in the leg.

"Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention".

Mid-South politicians are taking to social media to send well wishes to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House Majority Whip, who was shot along with several others Wednesday morning.

Certain regional states likely to increase arms purchase: Iranian FM
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the USA of creating Islamic State and fuelling instability in the Middle East.

In addition to Barth, two law enforcement officers, one Congressional representative, and the shooter were the only ones injured.

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.

"It's the right thing to do and it's the right time to play this game", Williams said. "He was texting, letting people know we were under fire".

Scalise, who was shot in the left hip, remained in critical condition Thursday with further surgery planned.

Hyundai unveils new subcompact SUV Kona
The Kona compact SUV comes with a wheelbase of 2,600mm and measures 4,165mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,550mm in height. Subcompact crossover sales surged 30 percent in 2016 to 507,575 vehicles; sales are up another 14 percent through May.

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

"We need to play this baseball game, and so I'm excited that we have made a decision to do that", Williams said. He said his 10-year-old son, Jack, took cover under an SUV. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., removed his belt, which Williams used as a tourniquet to stanch the bleeding from Barth's leg wound. Williams also injured his ankle during the shooting.

Williams, a former minor-league baseball player, has coached the GOP Congressional team since 2013, according to his office. "I was running for my life, got into the dugout". The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, died in a shootout with police. We need medics. Victim down in the baseball field."Alexandria police arrived at 7:12 a.m., about three minutes after the first emergency phone call reporting an active shooter".

The incident happened at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia. "They saved all of us out there, there is no question about it".

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny
Thune said the work is now in the hands of the Senate Intelligence Committee and they will follow the facts to resolve this issue. Sessions is under scrutiny for his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign.

At least one of those bullets apparently struck Barth in the leg while he was retrieving balls in the outfield, Williams recounted Wednesday afternoon at a news conference.

Related Articles

  • Reward Offered for Escaped Convicts from Georgia

    Sills says authorities aren't sure where they went after that, but he suspects they're no longer in the Madison area. This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on October 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose.
    Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

    Northam wins Democratic nomination for Va. governor

    Tom Perriello in early June as the two Democratic candidates for governor entered the closing days of a tight primary". After starting way down in the polls, Perriello climbed to within striking distance in the campaign's home stretch.
    Big US companies stay on White House panel despite climate jolt

    Big US companies stay on White House panel despite climate jolt

    Nikki Haley , U.S. ambassador to the United Nations , reportedly made the statement on a program scheduled for telecast on Sunday. Mr Trump announced the withdrawal on Thursday, tapping into his "America First" campaign.
  • Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

    Belt and Road initiative lauded at SCO summit

    Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday arrived in Pakistan after concluding his two-day official visit to Astana, Kazakhstan.
    Trump to resume precision munitions deliveries to Saudis

    Trump to resume precision munitions deliveries to Saudis

    Toomey and Casey asking for support of Senate Joint Resolution 42 , which would forbid export of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia.
    Cosby set for 3rd day of sexual assault trial

    Cosby set for 3rd day of sexual assault trial

    Constand reiterated what she told the court Tuesday: Cosby had made romantic overtures towards her, but she brushed him off. About half an hour later, Constand said, she had trouble talking and difficulty moving and was suffering double vision.
  • Rijiju appeals to Indian Nagas in NSCN-K to surrender

    Rijiju appeals to Indian Nagas in NSCN-K to surrender

    Rijiju said the Indian government had withdrawn ceasefire with NSCN after banning it in 2015 through a special notification. The NSCN-K was involved in the killing of 18 Army soldiers in an ambush in Manipur on June 4, 2015.
    Trump says US committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defense

    Trump says US committed to NATO's Article 5 on common defense

    President Donald Trump welcomes Romania's President Klaus Werner Iohannis to the White House in Washington , Friday, June 9, 2017. Jorge Benitez, a NATO specialist at the Atlantic Council, said Trump's statement was less than a whole-hearted commitment.
    Florida legislators reach deal for schools and dike repairs

    Florida legislators reach deal for schools and dike repairs

    Scott called legislators back to town to enact a new budget for public schools and to set aside money for his top priorities. Counties and cities would be allowed to ban dispensaries, and none could be located within 500 feet of a school.
  • Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

    Jeff Sessions Testifies He Never Discussed Election With Russians

    Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller, and only if he found good cause to do so. When Harris asked if he had consulted those documents before his appearance, Sessions said he had consulted with staff.
    Canine influenza outbreak confirmed in 8 states

    Canine influenza outbreak confirmed in 8 states

    An outbreak was reported this year in Florida and now it's moved into Georgia with cases reported in SC and North Carolina. Those countries are endemic for H3N2, and there are several instances in which imported dogs brought H3N2 with them.

    United Kingdom set for coalition government after May's Conservatives lose seats

    With the DUP providing the Conservatives a narrow, but crucial, majority in Parliament, it could have an outsized influence. This would give the Tories the numbers to pass a Queen's Speech on June 19, which will set out their legislative agenda.