U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, "will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". The hospital did not immediately provide an update, but lawmakers were informed at a meeting Thursday morning that Scalise was in surgery, according to The Washington Post.

Law enforcement officials also said they are continuing to investigate Hodgkinson and "his activities and social media impressions in the months leading up to yesterday's incident".

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

Lawmakers of both parties, shaken by the events of the previous day, took turns offering prayers for the wounded and calls for unity as they spoke on the House floor.

Steve Pastorkovich came to the congressional baseball game - his first ever - because he wanted to show solidarity and make a case for respectful disagreement.

Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago.

The FBI said that the shooter's weapons found at the scene - a 9mm handgun and 7.62mm caliber rifle - had been legally purchased.

In the statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the agency searched Hodgkinson's white van for evidence.

The statement said Mika has "been alert, conscious and communicating through notes".

"The. ways they could do that is you've ever been treated by a mental physician or in a mental hospital, or you've been convicted of a felony, or have been convicted of domestic battery", said Wagner. Crystal and David have been family to us for years, and we ask that you continue to pray for their full recovery.

"We've had a very, very divided country for many years". A congressional staffer and two Capitol Police officers also were injured.

"It was a scary situation". "I know we'll be thinking about each of them as they take the field tonight". Upon hearing gunshots, he quickly moved from center to right field where he realized there was little place to hide.

"I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said past year. "We tease each other and we trash talk".

"So Kelli Ward uses an email about Scalise getting shot to attack Jeff Flake who was there trying to help him", tweeted Tim Miller, with a screenshot of the email. From there, the two hid inside the dugout with Brooks and Flake until the shooter was no longer active.

Bailey, who suffered a minor injury in the attack, surprised a roaring crowd of nearly 25,000 spectators in Nationals Park by hobbling on crutches to the pitcher's mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 80th Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. Williams will be coaching third-base at the game, and Brath will be in attendance.

Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family".

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