Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5

  • Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5

Congressional Baseball game has tender moments, day after shooter injures 5

"The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", according to a statement Scalise's office released by MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Doctors at MedStar Washington Hospital Center say that since U.S. Rep Steve Scalise arrived there after he was shot in the hip Wednesday morning, "excellent" recovery is now a "good" possibility and that they expect him to walk again.

Scalise is sedated, but the husband and father of two has been able to respond to his doctors and family.

However, a congressional aide-turned-lobbyist, Matt Mika, was shot multiple times and critically injured, and he remained in hospital. He says Scalise is "in some trouble".

"He's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought", he said, adding that he hoped the country could become more unified in the aftermath of the shooting.

"They saved a lot of lives", the president said. The hospital also said it will continue to provide periodical updates.

Despite the tragedy, Pence said the best of America will shine at Thursday night's congressional baseball game, for which the lawmakers were practicing when they were attacked.

Sava said that, while Scalise remains in critical condition, his risk of death is substantially lower now than when he came in. "He was hit by a high-power bullet from a rifle shot by a wacko". Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine is quoted a CBS News report as praising Griner for her work during the shooting. House Speaker Paul Ryan was met with a bipartisan standing ovation when he announced that the game was still on during a meeting on Wednesday.

According to sources speaking with The Advocate, Scalise is in critical condition after being shot in the hip, but the wounds are not now putting his life jeopardy. Hospital staff told CBN News he will likely undergo more surgeries.

Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, this year players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, for part of the game. The assailant had nursed grievances against President Donald Trump and the GOP - and was shot by police and later died.