Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Shot US lawmaker still 'critical' but improving, doctor says

Shot US lawmaker still 'critical' but improving, doctor says

The House Majority Whip underwent several surgeries after the shooting.

Scalise's Chief of Staff shared a message from the congressman's family at a Friday press conference.

After additional surgeries and rehabilitation, Scalise can be expected to walk "and hopefully run", Sava said.

On a baseball diamond in Washington, D.C., there was a symbolic gathering of Democrats and Republicans that discarded all partisanship and came together as "Team Scalise".

The gunman died from injuries sustained in a shootout with police. "We are forever grateful for the heroism" of the officers, she said. His first surgery was likely "to control life-threatening hemorrhage and limit any contamination from his gastrointestinal tract", Hunt said. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in previous year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation.

The single round traveled across Scalise's pelvis, "fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding" stated the hospital Wednesday night. "We now have no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful", the Capitol Police said in a statement.

"On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday. The 51-year-old remains in a critical condition. Three others were injured by the gunfire from suspected shooter James Hodgkinson, who was killed by police.

Players in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity usually wear jerseys from their home states and districts. This year's baseball game, played at Nationals Park in Southeast Washington, looks to be a place where members can show it. At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.

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.

Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., aptly reflected that in his comments to the House afterward, urging his colleagues to remember the image of congressional Democrats praying for the wounded Republican and declaring, "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us".

The FBI and the Alexandria Police Department said in a joint statement Thursday that federal authorities had examined the rifle and handgun recovered from the scene and determined that Hodgkinson had bought them from licensed sellers.

The shooting raised questions about the security of members of Congress.

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