"I got shot this morning at the baseball fields but I am in the hospital and OK", Barth posted on his page.
"America doesn't give out; America doesn't give in", Williams said on Wednesday.
Republican congressmen and their staff were practicing as they do every morning at 6:30 a.m. EDT at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Virginia, for the Congressional Baseball Game when, at about 7 a.m. EDT, a man later identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Bellevue, Illinois, opened fire on the assembled representatives. Williams, the coach of the team, was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention, according to a press release issued by his staff.
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"He held me, I held him", Williams said of Barth, who is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail shot and wounded Hodgkinson. "The thin blue line held today and America should be thankful that this is still the type of country that produces these types of heroes".
"Jeff Flake took his belt off and made a tourniquet around Zack's leg to stop the bleeding", Williams added. "Some of us were on the ground", Barton said. "The police say they got here in about three or four minutes, and I'm sure that's the case but it was a long time".