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Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'

17 Juin 2017

Rep. Mo Brooks: "I heard Steve Scalise scream".

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. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday.

"At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates", the statement concludes.

Standing at second base, Scalise was struck once in the left hip, according to witnesses, and collapsed as the shots rang out, one after another, from behind a chain-link fence near the third-base dugout.

Instead of wearing hats representing their home teams, as is the normal tradition, this year players on both teams wore Louisiana State University hats in honor of Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, for part of the game.

The last time a lawmaker was shot was when Democratic Rep. After accepting it graciously, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".

President Donald Trump made a surprise visit to MedStar Washington Hospital Center about sunset Wednesday, CNN reported. "We love you", congressman John Lewis, representing Georgia, said of Mr Scalise's critical condition.

The bullet that had hit Scalise was a single rifle round that "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

The US President suggested that Scalise, a Republican congressman who was shot Wednesday during a GOP baseball practice in Virginia, is in worse condition than initially believed. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him.

An FBI-led investigation into Hodgkinson (66) was continuing on Thursday. He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

Those who witnessed the attack say a lone gunman armed with a rifle opened fire on the Republican lawmakers as they warmed up and took batting practice.

The game went ahead as scheduled Thursday, in an emotional display of bipartisan unity. He declined to speak with a reporter.

Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'