Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting Congressional Baseball Players to Wear Colors of Scalise's Favorite Team
Kelley Robertson | 23 June, 2017, 01:19

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Jack Sava, the hospital's director of trauma, said Friday.

- The condition of Steve Scalise, the third-ranking House Republican who was shot during a baseball practice last week, was upgraded to serious by a Washington hospital after he had another operation.

The person said Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting.

For the game, which began in 1909, members of the Senate and House of Representatives donned uniforms representing teams from their constituencies, and many topped them with hats from Louisiana State University, Scalise's alma mater, as a tribute.

The president's meaning was not entirely clear, but Trump went on to say that "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - and he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important".

It is one of the most anticipated events of summer at the Capitol, with Democrats and Republicans splitting the 79 games that have been played over the years 39-39, with one tie.

Even with the progress over the last two days, though, Sava said Scalise will remain in the hospital for the near future.

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.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. Doctors immediately performed surgery, but additional operations will be required, the hospital said in the late-night statement. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, was fatally shot by police.

Of immediate concern to doctors when Scalise arrived was hemorrhaging.

Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.

Sava said that multiple teams have worked on the congressman, with a combination of surgeries and procedures.

The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of charities that will receive money raised by the game in honor of two members of Scalise's security detail who were at the Wednesday practice session and returned fire.

A rifle bullet hit his left hip, shattering bones, tearing organs, and leaving him in a critical condition.

Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game.

In that awful crime, the country also witnessed the incredible heroism of the Capitol Police, he said, adding that Special Agent Crystal Griner - who he also met during his visit to the hospital - raced into gunfire, along with Special Agent David Bailey.

Moments before, Bailey stood in the middle of Democratic and Republican players who each took turns hugging him tightly and thanking him for protecting one of their own, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.

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