Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

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"Many, many members have reported the same thing", said MacArthur, who was influential in moving a health overhaul bill through the House.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

During the game, a special tribute was held for Scalise, who is being treated at Medstar Washington Hospital Center. "Scalise was shot around second base, and he crawled a little bit into the outfield".

About 20,000 people turned out for Thursday night's game, raising more than $1 million for the Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and The Capitol Police Memorial Fund.

The president said he assured Scalise's family at the hospital Wednesday night that the nation is sending prayers, and he applauded the heroism of Griner.

Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. The announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet.

Scalise went into surgery again Thursday morning at the hospital, sources told ABC News.

The doctor said Scalise has been sedated although the dosage has been turned down to allow him to respond to family members. Typically, a patient is then allowed to recover and build up his blood supply, either through ongoing transfusions or his own blood. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated.

Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but 'we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point'.

Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling. He remained listed in critical condition Thursday after multiple surgeries.

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The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago.

Democrats bounced back from a loss past year, when the game was played the night after they held an all-night session on the House floor to protest Republican inaction on gun legislation.

Colleagues who visited Scalise sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier.

A congressional aide, a lobbyist and one police officer were also shot before police killed the gunman. He had a history of posting angry messages against Trump and other Republicans on social media.

Trump says, "Steve is our friend, he's a patriot and he's a true fighter". Clyburn charged that Trump "is allowed to hide behind political correctness to say all kinds of things about people, and I'm a little bit sick and exhausted of people saying anything they want to say about anyone they want to say it about".

"So we all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added.

"I want to take a moment to send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family".

Investigators studying the attack at a suburban Virginia park said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers. He said the officers "might have put the guy down quicker if they had been able to use a long gun instead of just pistols". 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.

Officials said Hodgkinson was carrying notes on which he had written the names of some Republican lawmakers. "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death". On Friday, Bailey was spotted back in the Capitol building, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

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