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Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

Congressman Scalise, shot Wednesday, is improving, doctors report

Before the first pitch both Democrats and Republicans gathered in prayer on the field for their colleague, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), who was shot in the hip and remains in critical condition.

Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said.

The hospital said Scalise underwent another surgery Saturday to treat the gunshot wound.

But Scalise can hope to make an "excellent recovery", his trauma surgeon said Friday.

"We're all praying for him", House Speaker Paul Ryan said during the interview right before the game, adding that Scalise's wife "Jennifer and the kids are here".

Congressional Sports for Charity said it sold more than 20,000 tickets and raised over $1 million for the game due to the "outpouring of support and generosity" from sponsors.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Trump said. But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident. That's why Democrats' and Republicans' decision to go ahead with their baseball game on Thursday in Washington is so welcome. But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations.

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore across his pelvis, cracking bones and injuring organs and blood vessels.




Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. The other victims are recovering from their wounds, while the gunman died after a shootout with police.

It emerged Hodgkinson had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration.

As for rehabilitation, Sava said he believed Scalise will be "able to walk and hopefully run" in the future.

Scalise was one of several people shot by suspect James T. Hodgkinson ― a 66-year-old resident of IL ― who targeted a GOP team baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday.

The FBI, ATF, U.S. Capitol Police and Alexandria Police said Thursday that said the shooter's weapons were a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62 caliber rifle, which he appears to have purchased legally.

They want to speak with anyone who had any contact with the gunman, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, who agents say was living out of his white cargo van in the Alexandria area since March of this year.

Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr B ailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.


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