Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting

President Donald Trump said Friday that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise “took a bullet for all of us” when he was shot Wednesday morning at a congressional Republican baseball practice.The single round traveled across Scalise’s pelvis, “fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding” stated the hospital Wednesday night.”He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours”, reads a statement provided Thursday by MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the medical facility now treating Scalise.Scalise was shot along with three other victims on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a park in Alexandria, Va., where a group of Republican lawmakers were holding an early-morning baseball practice.Law enforcement officials identified the shooter as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene.She’s the hero who took out the crazed gunman shooting at Republicans during a baseball practice, taking a bullet herself during a gun battle with the assailant.Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that on Thursday night, everyone will be “Team Scalise”.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”. The YMCA said that Hodgkinson had canceled his membership on Tuesday, and said he was moving.Congressmen said the officers’ presence and their actions were key to stopping the attack.”We pray for all of the victims of this bad crime who are still recovering – including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many”.Daily Caller’s Kaitlan Collins reported that “Scalise has received multiple units of blood transfusion”.U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner is in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds.The shooting prompted talk of improving security for lawmakers, most of whom are unaccompanied by officers in their normal day-to-day pursuits.”By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our democracy”, Trump said.Sava said that he did not entirely understand reports that the shot in the hip with a high-powered rifle was not particularly serious. “I have not counted, but I would guess that there are hundreds of fragments”, Sava said.One woman who bought her ticket after yesterday’s shooting told me she wanted just one feel-good moment after everything that has happened.