United States lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

Oakland County native in critical condition after shooting at Congressional baseball practice

The old rule "there is no crying in baseball" was not in effect Thursday night in Washington at the annual Congressional Baseball Game. According to the hospital, he sustained a single shot to his left hip, with the bullet traveling across his pelvis causing bone fractures, internal organ injury and severe bleeding.

Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet.

"The congressman's status remains critical", Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

"Our family asks that you continue to pray for Steve, Matt Mika, Zach Barth, and all of those hurt in this attack, and keep them in your thoughts as they face recovery", the statement said.

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Law enforcement has tracked the path of the gunman who shot him at a suburban Virginia park during a practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. Investigators are trying to determine what his intent may have been - whether it was a list of potential targets for violence or whether he wrote them down for some other reason, one official said. "We now have no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

An FBI-led investigation into Hodgkinson (66) was continuing on Thursday.

Trump, who visited Scalise at the hospital on Wednesday, said the congressman was "in some trouble but he's going to be okay, we hope".

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. President Trump said concern for the congressman "may have brought some unity to our long-divided country".

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Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana was the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's.

Five people were hospitalized, including the suspect and Scalise, when a shooter opened fire on the field where about 25 GOP members of Congress were practicing for a game against their Democratic colleagues scheduled for Thursday. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists in the aftermath of the shooting who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident. We all salute them.

Shannon Davis, who was on her way to work, said she received a frantic phone call from her husband.

The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of charities that will receive money raised by the game in honour of two members of Mr Scalise'€™s security detail who were at the Wednesday practise session and returned fire.

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