KHOU spoke by phone with Republican Congressman Ted Poe. He said, "I think people want to use this tragedy as a political issue to scream and holler that we need more gun control are really out of line in this case. That's not the answer for this issue."
Poe also added that he will not be changing his routine in light of the shooting and that he will not be intimidated by what happened.
A young Congressional aide from Houston was among the wounded. Zack Barth told his mom and sister back in Houston that he was in center field when the gunman suddenly opened fire.
In a message to KHOU 11 News, Barth's father said, "Zack is going to be fine. Thank goodness."
Tim Barth also posted a brief statement on Facebook: "We really appreciate your prayers and support for Zack and for us. We are blessed to be a part of a wonderful community both in Houston and D.C. Thank goodness for the Police who were at the scene. It could have been so much worse."
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