CNN Says Only Democrats Prayed for Wounded Scalise

"The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent wishes for a speedy recovery for the victims of the shooting at a Republican team's baseball practice for a charity game against congressional Democrats.

Trump added, "We pray for all of the victims of this awful crime who are still recovering, including Zachary Barth and Matt Mika, both of whom are respected and cherished by so many". Trump said he also met with one of two Capitol Police officers, whom he identified as Crystal Griner, at the hospital after she was wounded in the shootout with Hodgkinson.

On Wednesday evening, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center gave an update on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as he recovers from a shooting, which has left him in "critical condition".

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials said they were tracing the activities - both online and around Alexandria, where he lived in a van since March - of Hodgkinson.

Sava says infection remains a risk, after doctors performed several surgeries to stop bleeding and begin repairing abdominal and bone damage.

And because the shooter's political views drove him to commit a insane and violent act, all Washington is on edge as Scalise fights for his life.

"He's in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be okay, we hope". Witnesses said Scalise, of Louisiana, "army crawled" from the infield to the grass as the shooting continued.

On Wednesday morning, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson opened fire on participants of the Republican baseball practice, injuring US Scalise and four other individuals.

Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game.

President Trump was far from the only politician to praise officers Griner and Bailey.

"We are encouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Sava said.

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan addressed Congress and the nation following the attack.



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