Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

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Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time".

Doctors "fully expect him to walk", Sava said, "and hopefully run". Sava says Scalise has responded to family members while he's still under sedation. Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson was later shot by police and died thereafter.

The game at Nationals Park carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and the players' determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way. Although "infection is a significant risk", the physician said, "an excellent recovery is a good possibility".

Scalise underwent a third procedure and second surgery for his gunshot wound Thursday.

Earlier Thursday, President Donald Trump commented on the congressman's condition, saying Scalise was "in some trouble" but that he hoped the congressman would be OK. Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California both spoke on the floor issuing calls for unity. The FBI continues to process evidence in an effort to assess the potential motivations of the shooter, the agency said in a statement Friday.

"Jennifer Scalise also is thanking the first responders who rushed to her husband's aid Wednesday and the staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where her husband remains in critical condition".

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, .

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Despite the shooting, the congressional baseball game went forward Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington.

A sign in the crowd proclaimed "ONE FAMILY" and the announcer's mention of Mr Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack, brought the masses to their feet.

Authorities say they are examining a cell phone, a computer and a camera found inside a white van where the gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several others had been living.

Scalise, the Majority Whip, was shot in the left hip at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., as he practiced for the annual congressional baseball game. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in. he was as critical as you can be when he came in".

Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was shot multiple times in his chest and suffered massive trauma.

Should Scalise's recovery go smoothly, Sava said he didn't see Scalise's injuries stopping him from returning to his job.

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