Lead surgeon: United States congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Lead surgeon: United States congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Baseball teams of Republican and Democratic lawmakers will wear Louisiana State University (LSU) uniform on Thursday's charity match between them to show solidarity with Congressman Steve Scalise, who was seriously injured in a shooting rampage on Wednesday, but the incident has only deepened the divisions in American politics.

"The congressman's status remains critical", Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Centre.

Scalise and three others were shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson during a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday.

"The round fragmented and did substantial damage to bones, internal organs, and blood vessels".

Scalise was struck in the left hip by the gunman and collapsed on the field, according to witnesses, who also said that Scalise dragged himself from the infield as the shooting continued.

Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said Friday his vital signs have stabilized.

More on this as it develops.

Sava later told The Associated Press that Scalise's care is on track for someone with such a severe injury but that he still faces many risks to recovery.

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Laura Ingraham, a popular, conservative radio host, said on Twitter: "Dems' wearing LSU uniform at Cong baseball game's a nice gesture".

Meanwhile, another Republican lawmaker from New York Claudia Tenney received a threatening email soon after the shooting incidence.

"We all owe Steve a big, big thank you", Trump added. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family".

Federal authorities are investigating Hodgkinson's motives, including examining social media posts that included anti-Trump and anti-Republican sentiments. "How dare they say such a thing", Pelosi said.

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police did not return CNN's request for comment. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle, and Sava described her in good condition.

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

Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured.

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