Still in a critical condition and repeated operations, house GOP whip Steve Scalise “to be in the hospital for some time,” according to the facility where he is recovering from a shot.
Scalise fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot was a practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Scalise was injured five people, as a marksman rifle sprayed the fire on the Congress-Republicans practice on a diamond, in a suburb of Alexandria, Va.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said Scalise had surgery on Thursday with his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg, and the “additional operations.”
Colleagues who attended Scalise’s sound in General is not optimistic, but spoke in terms of hope than the certainty of the predictions of the direct consequences of a day earlier.
Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana Congressman, said, as many others have, that Scalise is a fighter. “I’m going to pray that he will come through, and I hope he does,” he said.
Richmond plays for the democratic team, said he had visited the hospital several times.
Scalise, 51, suffered a gun wound to his left hip, the splintered bones, ruptured organs and caused severe bleeding.
The Associated Press contributed to this report