Congressman Still In Critical Condition After Being Gunned Down At Baseball Practice
Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after he was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning.
Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives, underwent surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after he was among the reported five people who were shot by 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson in Alexandria, Va. Scalise, who was shot in the hip, is now out of surgery.
The hospital treating him provided this update on Twitter at 2:33 p.m. EST: “Rep. Scalise was critically injured and remains in critical condition. The other patient is in good condition.”
Rep. Scalise was critically injured and remains in critical condition. The other patient is in good condition.
— MedStar Washington (@MedStarWHC) June 14, 2017
The hospital did not offer any further information.
As President Trump delivered brief remarks from the White House Wednesday, he called for unity and said the nation was praying for Scalise.
“Congressman Scalise is a friend, a very good friend,” Trump said. “He’s a patriot and fighter. Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city, but of an entire nation, and frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you and America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.”