Latest
Recommended
Published: Fri, June 23, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

A Republican supporter holds up a sign supporting House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.

A list of names - including some Republican members of Congress - was found with the Alexandria shooter, according to a law enforcement source and Rep. Mo Brooks, who was on the list and present at the practice but unharmed by the shooting.

President Donald Trump walks to his motorcade vehicle after visiting MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of La. was taken after being.

Scalise, a congressman from Louisiana who is the No. 3 House Republican, suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field where he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game.

"I feel a lot more optimistic than I do two or three days ago", Sava said.

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity.

The hospital says the Louisiana congressman "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members.

Sava also said that Scalise will likely remain in the hospital for a "considerable period of time".

They said that his "risk of death" has substantially lowered than when he arrived at the hospital.

"He clearly knows they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said.

As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved.

Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited the hospital where Scalise was being treated.

"By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our democracy", Trump said.

Brett Horton, Scalise's chief of staff, read a statement from Scalise's wife on Friday, thanking everyone "for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we've received since Wednesday's events".

Scalise was shot in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

The president's meaning was not entirely clear, but Trump went on to say that "Because of him and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - and he's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, more unified, so important".

Like this: