Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

Austin Daniel
June 18, 2017

"I would say that when he arrived he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava told reporters Friday afternoon.

The Congressman had been awake initially but, due to severe bleeding, had gone into shock by the time he arrived at the hospital.

"She's in good condition and she's in good spirits", Sava said. Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone.

As for rehabilitation, Sava said he believed Scalise will be "able to walk and hopefully run" in the future. Scalise has received multiple blood transfusions, which can affect clotting, something doctors will monitor closely. Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated.

The gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican names in his pocket at the time of the incident, Fox News has confirmed. The fact that his injuries brought him close to death was not widely known initially.

Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said. Damage from a bullet occurs when it's traveling.

The doctor's remarks, his first since the shooting, came after President Donald Trump said that Scalise, 51, was "having a hard time - far worse than anyone thought". He ultimately was transferred to the intensive care unit, where doctors began to control his bleeding. "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago".

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"I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said in a statement condemning all acts of violence. In that awful 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. Speaking earlier Friday in Miami, Trump said Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you".

House Speaker Paul Ryan paid a visit to his injured colleague at the hospital Friday.

Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

They also released photos of guns similar to the 9mm handgun and 7.62-caliber rifle used in the attack, which officials have said were purchased legally.

MedStar reported late Thursday evening that he had undergone another operation to treat internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

"Most importantly, we are forever grateful for the heroism os Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, who saved the lives of everyone at the baseball field that morning, including Steve", Jennifer Scalise wrote.

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