Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was shot in the hip early Wednesday morning while at a baseball practice for Thursday evening's Congressional Baseball Game, is in critical condition following surgery, the hospital announced. Scalise was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which has a Level I trauma center.
BREAKING: Hospital says Rep. Steve Scalise is in critical condition following surgery for gunshot.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 14, 2017
Rep. Scalise was critically injured and remains in critical condition. The other patient is in good condition.
— MedStar Washington (@MedStarWHC) June 14, 2017
Matt Mika, a former congressional staffer-turned-lobbyist who was also shot in the attack, is also in critical condition. Mika was reportedly the worst injured in the attack and was shot in the chest. He is being treated at GWU Hospital.
Matt Mika, former staffer-turned-lobbyist who was shot this AM, in critical condition, his family says in a statement. Fam coming to DC.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) June 14, 2017
Former staffer Matt Mika is doing the worst according to sources. He's out of surgery. 2 gunshot wounds. 1 small, one abt size of a baseball
— Daniel Newhauser (@dnewhauser) June 14, 2017
The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson, who opened fire after discovering that the players were Republican congressmen. Hodgkinson was killed when Capitol Police returned fire. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) condemned Hodgkinson, and all violence in general, after it was revealed that he had previously volunteered for his presidential campaign.