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US Republican Steve Scalise shows signs of improvement after shooting

17 June 2017

CBN News contacted the offices of the acongressmen; however, staff say they can not make any further comments because it's an ongoing investigation. In that bad crime, the country also witnessed the incredible heroism of the Capitol Police, he said, adding that Special Agent Crystal Griner - who he also met during his visit to the hospital - raced into gunfire, along with Special Agent David Bailey.

"He's in some trouble", said President Donald Trump, who had visited late Wednesday.

A number of social media users were quick to seize upon the opportunity to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in critical condition - for their lack of support for LGBTQ rights. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday.

The House Republican baseball team had been practicing for weeks in early mornings at the Alexandria site for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game against Democratic lawmakers' team.

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With an injury like the one Scalise endured, a patient is very likely to have long-term complications, although the complications would depend on exactly which body structures were injured, Evans said.

Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone. We love you." Lewis led a House floor Democratic sit-in a year ago when Republicans refused to consider gun control legislation. Mr Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip on Wednesday morning on a baseball field in a Washington suburb.

Congressional aide Zack Barth, Tysons Food lobbyist Matt Mika and Capitol Police Officer David Bailey were also shot in the attack, but have since been released from the hospital.

Investigators said Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers, and Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Police are examining a cell phone, computer and a camera found in his van, according to the statement. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector, had been living out of his van near the park.

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Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice. Griner remains hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.

Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

The FBI declined to comment on the report.

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The shooting prompted talk of improving security for lawmakers, most of whom are unaccompanied by officers in their normal day-to-day pursuits.