"The game took on a more profound meaning after Wednesday's shooting as Americans from all backgrounds stood united in the name of charity", the press release read. He was airlifted to the trauma center and nearly immediately underwent surgery to try to stop the bleeding.
A top Federal Bureau of Investigation official says that the man who opened fire at a Republican baseball practice a week ago didn't appear to be targeting a specific individual and that the attack appears to have been spontaneous.
The condition of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was listed as "fair" Wednesday at noon, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Scalise is expected to be in the hospital for weeks.
He was in shock and "imminent risk of death" when he arrived, the hospital's chief trauma surgeon said. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed the gunman, who turned out to be an unemployed home inspector with a deep animus toward President Donald Trump and other Republicans. Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in his left hip early on Wednesday at a baseball field in a suburb of Washington. Capitol Police assigned to guard Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House, and Alexandria police exchanged fire with James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Ill., killing him.
A portion of the funds raised this year will support the individuals who were injured in the attack and the officers who responded at the scene.
He said authorities found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera in Hodgkinson's auto but an analysis of the items showed that he did not place any online posts of threats or references to lawmakers or the baseball game.