Rep. Steve Scalise's condition improves to "serious"


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Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said.

Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. Many on the Republican side were fresh from the horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier.

Here's the video of the bipartisan moment of silence and prayer for Rep. Steve Scalise and the other victims.

The Democrats won the game, 11-2, but loaned the trophy to the Republicans until Scalise is better.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Jack Sava leaves a news conference in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, about the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. who was shot in Alexandria, .

Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

Bailey gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded.

The man who shot Scalise and others at the baseball practise had with him a piece of paper with doodles and the names of three lawmakers, according to a person familiar with the case. "We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in past year when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. He says the country is praying for all of the victims who are still recovering.

After Thursday's result, the all-time record in the game is 39 wins each, for both Democrats and Republicans, with one tie. Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs.

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The game at Nationals Park, Washington DC, carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Republican Mr Scalise, 51, and the determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport.

Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice.

"To the extent that people think this is just a game, they're wrong", Richmond told reporters Thursday.

"She's in good condition and she's in good spirits", Sava said.

Trump today praised the police officers who fired back at the suspect after the gunfire broke out, saying, "Our police officers were incredible, weren't they?"

The arrest was first reported by CNN.

Hodgkinson also contacted the office of Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., at least 10 times over the past year, a Bost spokesman has said, characterizing the emails and phone calls as negative but not threatening.

Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois.

The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased. As I sat in the dugout, I was horrified as I thought about Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the heroic Capitol Police officers, and the young former and current Capitol Hill staffers who were injured.