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The Congressional baseball game is a long-running, bipartisan tradition

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Hobbling from an injured ankle and on crutches, Congressman Roger Williams, R-Austin, praised Capitol Hill and Alexandria, Virginia, police who took out a lone gunman who fired off more than 60 rounds at Republican members of Congress practicing for tomorrow night's annual Congressional Baseball Game.

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, is transported away from the scene by emergency medical service personnel.

Brady who is the roommate of Rep. Scalise released a statement commending police for their actions and praying for the congressman's speedy recovery.

Authorities identified the gunman as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

Alexandria police say five people were taken to area hospitals, including the gunman who opened fire.

Managers for the teams said they are taking security precautions for the players and those in the audience for the game. "I decided if I want to live, I need to get to better cover", said Barth.

Shot in the hip, Mr. Scalise lay bleeding on the field as a gunbattle raged around him, leaving a streak of blood as he crawled from the infield, waiting for help.




U.S Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee screamed out the emergency call to 911, per Williams.

Rep. Williams got emotional while speaking of the officers he said saved his life. He said his 10-year-old son, Jack, took cover under an SUV.

"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". US Senator Jeff Flake used his belt as a makeshift tourniquet to stop the staffer's bleeding, Williams said.

- Rep. Roger Williams (@RepRWilliams) June 14, 2017We ask that you please respect the privacy of him and his family during this hard time. "I was running for my life, got into the dugout".

"I was pinned down in right field". And we must play this baseball game ... Williams said Barth will be fine, and the hospital discharged him on Wednesday.

"Having a physician there on the field with us was extremely important, and the comfort he gave to Steve Scalise, telling him everything was going to be OK", Brooks said in the interview on GMA, alongside Wenstrup.

"Many people likely would have died this morning if not for the bravery of the Capitol Police", said Sen. "The only reason they were there is that we had a member of leadership on our team".

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