Ryan: Going to 'take some time' for Scalise to recover from shooting

Congressional Baseball Game breaks records for fundraising ticket sales

He sustained "a single rifle shot to the left hip" that "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding", the hospital said in a statement.

"It's been much more hard than people even thought at the time", Mr Trump said of the treatment of Mr Scalise, the No 3 GOP leader, who is in critical condition and underwent a third surgery at the MedStar Washington Hospital Centre.

Like other Republican lawmakers who were on that field in Alexandria, Virginia, Scalise was preparing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game that - despite the horrific shooting - continued as scheduled on Thursday evening.

Several other people were also injured in Wednesday's shooting before Scalise's security detail and other police officers gunned down the assailant, who later died.

Many lawmakers wore purple and gold hats and shirts emblazoned with the LSU logo in a show of support for Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was shot one day earlier during the Republican team's practice for the annual event. "There was a lot of camaraderie", Aguilar said.

While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members.

"We're all praying for him", House Speaker Paul Ryan said during the interview right before the game, adding that Scalise's wife "Jennifer and the kids are here".

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on.

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"He was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said.

Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock.

Before the additional surgery Saturday, doctors had focused on repairing extensive damage to the blood vessels in Scalise's abdomen, which was riddled by scores of bullet fragments.

"The positive thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement from across the nation have meant the world to Matt and to all of us", Mika's family said in the statement. A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was shot in the leg; he was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon, the Post reports.

"We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives".

The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.

More than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1m, roughly double what it did a year ago, for charities, its organisers said.

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