The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual tradition, went on as planned Thursday.
Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson.
Mr Trump visited the hospital late on Wednesday and said Mr Scalise was "in some trouble". He said doctors have turned down Scalise's sedation levels enough that he has been able to respond to visiting family members. Hundreds of bullet fragments remain in his body. Although infection remains a risk, Scalise's vitals had stabilized Friday afternoon. Long-ago Little Leaguers now in Congress don their spikes and dust off their gloves in a game played for claiming top dog status and to benefit several charities. "ONE FAMILY", proclaimed a sign in the crowd.
Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a GOP congressional baseball practice. "And that can cause damage to these organs".
Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. He'll need more surgery "and will be in the hospital for some time", according to the medical center's statement. This is something they've been doing now for more than one hundred years.
President Trump urged Americans on Thursday to pray for Rep. Steve Scalise as he fights for life a day after being shot on a baseball field. Trump later said that we're all here to serve the nation we love, and how that's a source of unity.
And authorities say they are examining a cell phone, a computer and a camera found inside a white van where the gunman had been living.
"Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday".
And because the shooter's political views drove him to commit a insane and violent act, all Washington is on edge as Scalise fights for his life.
"ATF has conducted traces on these weapons and has determined that both were purchased by the shooter from federal firearms licensees", the Capitol Police, FBI, Alexandria Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said in a joint statement Thursday.