Doctor says Rep. Scalise remains critical, but vital signs stable


Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition. "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over last 36 hours".

Pence said he and his wife, Karen, were praying for Scalise and all the injured and their families, as is America.

While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members.

On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time". At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized.

A statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center released late Wednesday said the bullet that hit Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding".

Mr Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base on Wednesday (local time) when he was shot at a practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game.

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has undergone a third surgery after he and others were shot at a baseball practice by a man hostile to the GOP.

The AP said many of those who played wore LSU hats to honor Scalise, who graduated from the university.

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Lobbyist Matt Mika also remains in serious condition, while congressional staff Zach Barth and U.S. Capitol Police officers Agent David Bailey and Crystal Griner continue to nurse their own injuries.

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

Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood.

Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

"But it does say something about us that we're able to pop back up from shootings pretty regularly we've become normalized". Chris Murphy said. "No other industrialized country averages a mass shooting every single day".

The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity.

Hodgkinson - an IL home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park - had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. "That's the source of unity, and more than ever we must embrace it, so on this special night, I leave you with three great American words that for generations have torn down barriers, built bridges of unity, and defied those who have sought to pull us apart".