Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Members of both congressional teams bow their heads for a moment of silence for shot Representative Steve Scalise in Washington

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File).

Sava said he told Scalise's family: "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family".

In an emotional interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Republican Rep. Rodney Davis and his wife recalled the horror of Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice.

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

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. Sava didn't address what organs were damaged.

Doctors attending to Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Friday they feel better about his condition after he was shot by a gunman.

The business of the House is resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game.

Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said.

Members of Congress have made a point of showing support for Scalise, who remains in the hospital Thursday night. Medstar has said Scalise received multiple units of blood transfusion.

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Mika also remained hospitalized Saturday after undergoing an additional surgery.

"Our family asks that you continue to pray for Steve, Matt Mika, Zach Barth, and all of those hurt in this attack, and keep them in your thoughts as they face recovery".

Following the shooting, President Donald Trump urged Americans to come together as he assumed the role of national unifier for one of the first times in his presidency.

The president said that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". At a press conference, President Trump says that wounded Scalise's condition is more hard than people first realized. "It's bipartisan, it's a charity, for crying out loud, it's in Washington D.C., we'll be able to honor Scalise and those others who have hurt".

The president's meaning was unclear as he made the comments at an event on Cuba policy in Miami. On Wednesday night, Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, visited Scalise at the hospital.

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition".

The Louisiana Republican was shot in the hip Wednesday morning in the baseball practice shooting by an IL man with grudges against President Donald Trump and the GOP.

Scalise suffered the most serious wounds among several people hit by bullets Wednesday.

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