Congressman Scalise Remains In Critical Condition After Alexandria Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington.

The hospital said after the surgery that Scalise remained in critical condition.

He was in a critical condition Wednesday night and doctors said he would need several more operations.

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks told CNN he realized Rep. Scalise was screaming because he had been shot.

"The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding...."

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The president and first lady Melania Trump spent about half an hour at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "We will provide periodic updates", it further stated.

Politicians were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game charity event at an Alexandria baseball field when a gunman opened fire. Barth and Williams both credited the Capitol Police officers who were at the field with Scalise for saving their lives. Despite the shooting, the game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park.

While police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it was too early to determine whether it was a deliberate political attack, the shooting intensified concerns about the sharp divide and bitter rhetoric in United States politics.

U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner is in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds.

The former minor-league baseball player has coached the GOP Congressional team since 2013, his office said.

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The statement from the hospital comes after President Trump, in an address from the White House, called Scalise a "fighter" and promised him the prayers of the nation and "frankly the entire world". Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who sometimes practices with the team, was also identified as one of the victims, and Sen.

President Donald Trump said in a Twitter message that Scalise, "a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover".

"It's the right thing to do and it's the right time to play this game", Williams said.

The FBI and police have said they do not yet know if the gunman was specifically gunning for members of Congress, but Davis said there's no doubt they were targeted.

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