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Scalise doctor hopes for ‘excellent recovery’ despite risk

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.MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Steve Scalise remains in critical condition but has improved.Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball game was full of heartfelt moments, a day after a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice field in Arlington, Va. House Speaker Paul Ryan also identified two members of the Capitol Police who were injured, Krystal Griner and David Bailey.It came the morning after Scalise was honored at the charity baseball game where he was supposed to play second base for the House Republican team.On Wednesday, he underwent immediate surgery after the incident and then an additional procedure to stop bleeding.”ATF has conducted traces on these weapons and has determined that both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees”, the Capitol Police, FBI, Alexandria Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a joint statement Thursday.So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.United States lawmakers have returned to regular business ready to play their annual charity baseball game a day after a man angry at President Donald Trump fired on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition.House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2016.Steve Scalise, the third-ranking House Republican shot Wednesday on a Virginia baseball field outside Washington, remains in critical condition but has a chance for an “excellent recovery”, the chief trauma doctor at a Washington hospital said Friday.Trump added yesterday he’s a “great fighter”.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. He had a history of posting angry messages against Mr Trump and other Republicans on social media.”It’s been much more hard than people even thought at the time”, Trump said.Matt Mika, a former GOP staffer who is now government relations director for Tyson Foods, was shot in the chest and is still hospitalized.President Donald Trump visited Scalise in the hospital, writing on Twitter, “Just left hospital”.