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U.S. lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

Scalise has undergone number surgeries so far, and his recovery is expected to be lengthy.U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise underwent an additional surgery on Saturday and his condition was upgraded to “serious”, three days after he was shot in the hip when a gunman opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice, hospital officials said.Scalise’s trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an “excellent recovery, ‘ even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death”.”You never expect a baseball field in America to feel like being back in a combat zone in Iraq, but this morning it did”, Wenstrup said on Twitter. The offices of both senators – Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth – turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to offer specifics about their content. The attacker, who was shot by Scalise’s security detail and later died, was an IL man whose social media postings showed anger at Trump and the Republicans.Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump administration. 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.”Just because I’m passionate, just because a Republican is passionate about the things they believe in, that’s not license for somebody to go take a gun and shoot one of us”, said Murphy.Congressman Scalise was among five people wounded in the attack.Scalise’s wife, Jennifer, issued a statement saying she was thankful for the “incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes” the family has received since the shooting.The person says investigators aren’t sure of the significance of the names and it’s not clear whether this was a list of people the attacker was targeting.The note was not considered an assassination list, the network said.One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday’s shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the congressional baseball game – to thunderous applause.”The events of yesterday were devastating, and we know it will take time to heal”, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said.The FBI said that the shooter’s weapons found at the scene – a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle – had been legally purchased.Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family.Ms Griner remains in hospitali at MedStar after being shot in the ankle and Mr B ailey was spotted on Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers. But a congressional aide-turned-lobbyist, Matt Mika, was shot multiple times and critically injured, and he remained hospitalized.