Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

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.

Scalise, 51, a Louisiana Republican who is the No. 3 House Republican, remained in critical condition at a hospital a few miles from the stadium after undergoing a third surgery on Thursday.

Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, killed the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill.

In the statement, Scalise thanks Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, who shot the suspected gunman despite both being injured themselves.

Members of the Republican team pray before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.

It began with a video message from President Donald Trump. Congressional staffer Zachary Barth, grazed in the leg, is out of the hospital.

Steve Scalise was upgraded from "critical" to "serious condition" Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.

"I'm hoping, since it's a charity, we'll have more people than we would have had", Williams said, adding that normally approximately 25,000 people attend.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo exercises during a training session at the Arena in Kazan, Russia, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Silva has been compared to a young Fernand Torres, the former Spain striker now playing for Atletico Madrid.

This year, lawmakers turned baseball players, will take the field in front of more fans than usual.

Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire. Scalise was reported to have been tended to by Rep. Brad Wenstrup of OH, a US Army Reserve doctor who served in Iraq, before his treatment at the hospital.

On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time".

Members of Congress have made a point of showing support for Scalise, who remains in the hospital Thursday night.

ESPN reported, "When the president intoned three words he said have brought Americans together for generations-"Let's play ball"-cheers rang out".

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise looks like he will make an "excellent recovery", doctors say - but that wasn't always the case. In that bad crime, the country also witnessed the incredible heroism of the Capitol Police, he said, adding that Special Agent Crystal Griner - who he also met during his visit to the hospital - raced into gunfire, along with Special Agent David Bailey.

Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful".

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