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Rep. Scalise reportedly undergoing third surgery; VP Pence pays visit to hospital

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Thursday morning, one day after the House Majority Whip and several others were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria. (Photo: Vice President Pence's Twitter account)

Rep. Steve Scalise is undergoing a third surgery, Rep. Barbara Comstock tweeted early Thursday afternoon.


Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where Rep. Steve Scalise is being treated, Thursday morning, one day after the House Majority Whip and several others were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria.

President Trump and First Lady Melania visited MedStar as well Wednesday evening. Trump tweeted after his visit that Scalise "is in very tough shape-but he is a real fighter."

Scalise remains in critical condition Thursday morning and will need several more operations, according to the hospital.

"Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip," The hospital said in a statement Wednesday night. "The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations. We will provide periodic updates."

Video obtained by the New York Post shows moments from the shooting that left Scalise and others wounded. In the edited footage, shot by a witness ducking behind a fence on the baseball field, dozens of gunshots can be heard in the background.

Also among the injured: two Capitol Hill Police officers serving as a security detail, Zachary Barth - a legislative correspondent in Rep. Roger Williams' office, and Matt Mika with Tyson's Foods.

Click here for photos from the shooting.

Despite Wednesday's shooting , the Congressional baseball game will go on Thursday night, with lawmakers planning to wear gear from LSU, Scalise's alma mater.


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