Congressional staffer injured in Virginia shooting identified as UT grad

Posted June 14th, 2017


The gunman who unleashed a hail of bullets during a congressional baseball team practice in a suburban Washington, D.C., park early Wednesday struck a staff member for U.S. Rep. Roger Williams of Austin, his office confirmed Wednesday morning. Williams’ office identified the aide who was shot in Alexandria as Zack Barth, a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Williams — who is one of the coaches on the team — was not shot, the statement added, knocking down initial reports the lawmaker was among the injured. Video from the scene broadcast on CNN appeared to show Williams being taken from the field in a stretcher. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was also injured in the attack.

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