Late Wednesday night, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center reported that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in “critical” condition. Scalise was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital following suffering a gunshot wound to the hip at a Republican congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for the hospital stated that Scalise “sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip” at the practice in Alexandria, Virginia.
“The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center,” stated the spokesperson. “He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.”
Medstar Washington Hospital announced that it will continue to give “periodic updates” on Scalise’s condition.
James T. Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Illinios, fired at the congressional baseball team Wednesday morning as they were practicing for a charity game the next day. Along with Scalise, two Capitol Policemen and one congressional aide also suffered gunshot injuries. Police reported that Hodgkinson was killed after the Capitol Policemen returned fire on the assailant.
On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump went to the hospital to check on Scalise.
Following this visit, Trump tweeted that Scalise “is in very tough shape — but he is a real fighter.”
“Pray for Steve!” he also wrote.
First reported by TheBlaze.