Democrats Win Congressional Baseball Game After Steve Scalise Shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's bullet wound to the hip is giving him a "much more difficult" struggle requiring three operations as of last night, with the hospital saying he remains in critical condition.

Doctors say Scalise came to the hospital at "imminent risk of death", but Sava now says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". Scalise remains in critical condition in a Washington, D.C. hospital following yesterday's early morning attack during a GOP team baseball practice in Arlington, Virginia.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at that time", President Trump said of Scalise. He said doctors have turned down Mr Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members.

\The #democrats emerged victorious, 11-2, but handed the Congressional baseball trophy to the Republicans, for it to be displayed in Scalise's office until he recovers from bullet wounds he sustained one day before.

He has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery.

Mr Scalise was shot in the hip when a lone gunman descended on the baseball practice in a Washington, DC suburb on Wednesday. "We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".

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

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning when a gunman opened fire at Republicans' congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.

"We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized", Sava said during a news conference.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated Wednesday evening. He has required surgery several times since the shooting.

"He's in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope", the President said.

Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the game, many wearing hats to honor Scalise. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.

The gunman, identified by a senior US official as James Hodgkinson, 66, from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Ill., died of his injuries.

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital.

  • Larry Hoffman