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Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice

Aide to Texas Rep. among those shot at baseball practice
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An aide to Rep. Roger WilliamsJohn (Roger) Roger WilliamsGinsburg calls independent judiciary the nation’s ‘hallmark and pride’ GOP lawmaker rips Huckabee for ‘despicable’ joke about Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ginsburg will not attend Trump's first State of the Union MORE (R-Texas) was among those shot by a gunman at Republicans' congressional baseball game practice on Wednesday, according to the lawmaker's office.

The staff member, Zack Barth, posted on Facebook that he was shot and is at the hospital but is "okay." Barth's Facebook post was shared on Twitter by Yahoo News reporter Jon Ward, who said he was given permission to make it public through a friend. 

Williams posted on Twitter that Barth, a legislative correspondent in his office, was "doing well and is expected to make a full recovery."

Williams, who has been the coach of the GOP team since 2013, was not shot himself, the congressman's office said.

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Police said that five people were taken to hospitals, including the suspect, after a shooting during the practice at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va. 

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was also among those who were shot.

Updated: 10:46 a.m.