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 WilliamsRoger WilliamsThe Hill's Whip List: Where Republicans stand on tax-reform bill Overnight Finance: Freedom Caucus chair courts Dems on tax reform | House passes .5B disaster relief package | House GOP worries about budget's fate in Senate 69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites 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.