Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

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Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire.

He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding.

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity.

Sava told reporters that predicting Scalise's length of hospital stay was "difficult", but said it would be for a "considerable" amount of time, "presumably weeks".

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Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Mr Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Dr Sava said.

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday that the GOP whip can hope to make an "excellent recovery" even though he arrived at the hospital Wednesday at risk of imminent death.

Rep. Steve Scalise is improving but is still in critical condition, according to an update from his doctors.

Crossing party lines after the shooting that left four people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve #Scalise, Democrat and Republican lawmakers still pushed through with the 57th Congressional Baseball Game Thursday at Nationals Park.

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President Donald Trump said in a taped message to the players and spectators that coming together for a ball game a day after a tragedy shows "the world that we will not be intimidated by assaults. on our democracy".

The FBI recovered a cellphone, computer and camera from Hodgkinson's van and was examining them for evidence, the statement said. We also pray Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives. More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced.

Hodgkinson died at the hospital Wednesday after he was shot by police.

The motive for the shooting remained unclear but authorities were zeroing in on the life of James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old man from IL, in the months and weeks before Wednesday morning's shooting.

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Jennifer Scalise also is thanking the first responders who rushed to her husband's aid Wednesday and the staff at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where her husband remains in critical condition. Richmond, who plays for the Democratic team, said he had visited the hospital multiple times. Griner received a shot to the ankle and was listed in good condition; Bailey was treated and released.

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