Congressman in critical condition after third surgery following shooting

Lucy Hill
June 19, 2017

The hospital says Scalise "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". He says, "They ran right into the fire" and saved a lot of lives.

Thompson spoke about oil in his district, then shifted to comments on the "horrific" events of Wednesday.

Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today".

Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was in "imminent risk of death" when he was flown to a trauma center Wednesday after being shot during an ambush of a GOP congressional baseball team practicing on a Virginia field. The shooter later died from his injuries.

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A Secret Servicer officer was injured Wednesday evening by a vehicle he was trying to stop from disrupting President Donald Trump's motorcade back from the hospital where two victims of the attack on a congressional baseball practice are being treated.

After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

"When tragedy strikes we are family", said Rep. Nanette Barragan of California, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the charity baseball game Thursday night at Nationals Stadium. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

Four other people were hurt after James Hodgkinson opened fire at the baseball field as they practised in the morning ahead of a charity game. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, was fatally shot in a firefight with police.

Investigators said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has searched the van, which was parked not far from the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where Wednesday's shooting took place.

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