Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Rep. Steve Scalise still in critical condition after being shot

Rep. Steve Scalise still in critical condition after being shot

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also providing a more detailed description of Scalise's wounds.

Lobbyist Matt Mika, who was also seriously wounded in Wednesday's shooting, is alert and able to communicate via notes.

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to the hospital Wednesday night. Officer BaileyCapitol Police Officer David Bailey received a minor injury but was not shot, according to U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa.

He was out of surgery but remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement from his family. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, a congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. He had a meeting to attend and left the field just about five or 10 minutes before the shooting. "We saw two people risk their lives to save the lives of others", the Texas congressman said.

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Scalise, 51, was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center suffering from a single rifle shot to the left hip. Williams said at a press conference that Pence had spoken with his injured staffer, Zachary Barth.

During his visit, Trump also met with Capitol Police special agent Crystal Griner, who was shot while returning gunfire during the Wednesday shooting, and Griner's wife, Tiffany Dyar.

James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, was shot twice and died at the hospital after the ambush attack in Alexandria, Virginia.

"I think this brings out an enjoyment which you can't necessarily have if you're sitting in the Congressional chamber", Rep. Meehan R-PA said.

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"Steve Scalise's Capitol Hill police security detail saved our lives", Barton said as he walked to a bus near the park after the shooting.

The team roster shows Scalise was the only member of the Louisiana congressional delegation at the practice. Hodgkinson had a well-established history as a GOP opponent on social media and was living in a van near the shooting scene for the past three months.

As far as that game they were practicing for, it's set to go on as planned on Thursday.

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