President Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Posted at 8:47 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 21:46:24-04

Rep. Steve Scalise was shot June 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, a House colleague told CNN, in what sources are calling an apparent “deliberate attack.”

President Donald Trump planned to pay a visit to the US congressman who was critically wounded Wednesday at baseball practice outside Washington, a White House official said.

Trump planned to visit Rep. Steve Scalise at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where the number three House Republican underwent surgery earlier Wednesday for wounds sustained in a shooting at the Republican practice for a charity congressional baseball game that morning.

However, an official said Trump may only meet with Scalise’s family, because the congressman may not be well enough for a visit.

At 8:15 p.m. MedStar Washington Hospital Center released a statement about Rep. Scalise’s condition:

Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet traveled 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.