Trump says Congressman Scalise 'in some trouble' after shooting

The Republican baseball team was practicing early Wednesday ahead of an annual charity game when a gunman who had ranted against President Trump opened fire wounding Scalise and others in the ball field outside Washington.

Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said Scalise's prognosis had improved considerably over the past few days, adding the congressman had faced an "imminent risk of death" after he was shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.

Scalise probably has hundreds of bullet fragments in his body, and doctors don't plan to remove them because usually there is more risk than benefit in doing so, Sava said.

Fox News" Chad Pergram said that his "medical situation is "complicated' and that he would "need later surgeries for broken bones".

Three others were injured by the gunfire from suspected shooter James Hodgkinson, who was killed by police. He says, "They ran right into the fire" and saved a lot of lives.

The gunman died after being wounded in a gunfight with police.

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 was an enthusiastic participant in the ballgame - in 2015 he posted pictures from the many times he played in the competition against the Democrats' team. While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members.

Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation".

Nanette Barragan, D-Hermosa Beach (Los Angeles County), who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Park.

Rep. Steve Scalise, the third highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing his third surgery Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip.

Also wounded was former congressional aide Matt Mika, who now works for Tyson Foods in its Washington office.

"While we know there will be hard and challenging days ahead for Matt and our family, the phsycians and specialists at Matt's side expect a full recovery", the statement said.

"Just because I'm passionate, just because a Republican is passionate about the things they believe in, that's not license for somebody to go take a gun and shoot one of us", Murphy said.

  • Larry Hoffman