Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

Members of both parties projected a sense of camaraderie, following Wednesday’s tragic shooting that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, fighting for his life.”The congressman’s status remains critical”, Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters.The man who shot Scalise and others at the baseball practice had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case. “We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized”.Sava said that multiple teams have worked on the congressman, with a combination of surgeries and procedures.The gunman in the early morning attack at the ballpark in Alexandria, Virginia, was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.USA politicians are playing in a charity baseball game a day after a shooting – as they practised – wounded a top Republican and three others.Scalise’s doctors estimate the congressman will be recovering in the hospital for the next couple of weeks. “He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries”.In a statement Thursday, a hospital spokesman said Scalise’s condition was “critical with imminent risk of death” when he was admitted, but was improving after several surgeries. Doctors said he was near death upon arrival at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.During the friendly competition, a D.C. -area hospital released the following statement about the condition of Rep. Steve Scalise, who was shot Wednesday while practicing for the game with his colleagues.The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide.Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said.”It’ll be a different game without him there”, Richmond said.His family said they appreciate the support they’ve received from lawmakers and the president, and are thankful for the bravery of the special agents. He died later from injuries sustained in a shootout with police.Richmond said Scalise is still “fighting” after had a third surgery Thursday morning.The game Thursday, a Washington tradition since 1909 in which Republicans and play Democrats, went on Thursday evening at Nationals Stadium, home of the city’s major league baseball team.