Friday, 23 June, 2017

Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Congressman shot during GOP baseball practice Congressman shot during GOP baseball practice
Freda Brock | 18 June, 2017, 23:42

Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said this afternoon that Scalise had "sustained a single rifle wound that entered in the area of the left hip".

Scalise, 51, and three others were wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, opened fire on the lawmakers.

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone.

After additional surgeries and rehabilitation, Scalise can be expected to walk "and hopefully run", Sava said. He died after officers in Scalise's security detail and local police fired at him. Scalise is a member of the team and had been fielding balls at second base in preparation for the game when he was shot.

Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game. "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death". "He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement". "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said.

"We have no intention to remove all bullet fragments at this point", he said, noting that is common because finding and removing that many fragments is more risky than leaving them inside the body. The commander-in-chief said, "By playing tonight we are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on our democracy".

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Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.

"On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.

Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said, characterizing the emails and phone calls as negative but not threatening.

Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update.

Sava also said Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, who was also transported to the MedStar facility is now, "in good condition and she's in good spirits". Congressional aide Zack Barth, Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey were also shot in the attack, but have since been released from the hospital.

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