Scalise's condition after shooting 'more difficult' than thought

Capitol Police Called Heroes for Taking Down Gunman

Scalise, the number three House Republican, was shot along with three other people early on Wednesday when a lone gunman, angry about President Donald Trump, attacked a group of Republican lawmakers as they practised for a congressional charity baseball game.

WVUE-TV reported former Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston is saying it's going to be a tough road ahead for Scalise, who is expected to undergo his third surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country", Jennifer Scalise's statement said.

Vice President Mike Pence said he visited on Thursday morning the Washington hospital where Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, was being treated for injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip.

The shooter, identified as James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers who were in Scalise's security detail. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police.

Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers.

Republicans and Democrats fight for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game as one unit - Team Scalise. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.

Since then he has had more than one surgery and doctors expect he will continue to have more in the near future.

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The wife of wounded GOP congressman Steve Scalise says she is thankful for all the prayers and warm wishes her family has received since her husband was shot at a baseball practice.

The annual congressional baseball game in Washington has been hailed as a rare and welcome moment of unity among lawmakers of both major parties.

Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, 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.

The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits".

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, said all members of Congress would be on "Team Scalise".

Several Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives and Senate on Thursday said a security review was long overdue.

But Flake said the final score wasn't likely to matter this year. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. On Friday, Bailey was spotted back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

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