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Doctor says Rep. Scalise remains critical, but vital signs stable

17 Juin 2017

Mr 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 in Alexandria, Virginia, on Republican lawmakers practising for the charity game.

DAVIS: There was a question yesterday of whether the game should go on tonight considering the events of the shooting, but members were unanimous that they believe that the game should go on, and that's exactly what Scalise would want to happen. Thursday, as a measure of resilience and tribute. As Americans - not Republicans, Democrats or independents - we must also share Congress' harmony and put aside our differences to work in a more productive, less vicious political environment. "How dare they?" retorted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, pointing to a year of venomous attacks by Republicans including President Donald Trump. But Slater said authorities were still working to determine a motive and had "no indication" Hodgkinson knew about the ball practice ahead of time.

Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas is placed into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. "We continue to seek information on any encounters the public may have had with him in his home state of IL or in Alexandria".

President Donald Trump is calling for unity in a video message to the Congressional Baseball game, telling the Republican and Democratic competitors "we are here to serve this nation we love and the people who call it home". Last year, he volunteered for Sen. "At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates".

The hospital said earlier in the week that he had undergone surgery for internal injuries and a broken leg. Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip.

Scalise has received multiple blood transfusions, which can affect clotting, something doctors will monitor closely.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday urged prayers for Scalise and the other victims of the shooting.

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Authorities offered no possible motive for the violence and Chaplin said at a news conference it was not an act of terrorism. He says another group of about 10 workers assembled on the roof and held their hands up as police began to arrive.

Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, interning in the capital for a non-profit, said, "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause".

Republicans and Democrats joined in a spirited, friendly rivalry Thursday at their annual Congressional Baseball game, many fresh from the penetrating horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier and all playing in honour of their grievously wounded colleague. They released photos of guns similar to the handgun and rifle that were used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

His comments came after he and First Lady Melania Trump visited a sedated Scalise and his family at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans.

"He's in some trouble", Trump said during a jobs event at the White House, calling Scalise a "great fighter" and "he's going to be OK, I hope".

Also suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

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.

Once back at the executive mansion, the president tweeted that Scalise is in "Very tough shape". Critics say the pages offer a snapshot into the frightening hate that has pervaded politics since Trump's contentious election win last November.