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US lawmaker Scalise in critical condition after attack by gunman

Sun Online Desk     15th June, 2017 10:51:53 printer

US lawmaker Scalise in critical condition after attack by gunman

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, the House majority whip, is in critical condition, hospital officials said Wednesday evening, after he and three others were shot by a gunman this morning while members of Congress were practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Scalise was shot in the left hip, suffering broken bones, injuries to internal organs and severe bleeding.

 

He underwent surgery but would need further operations, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said.

 

Officers returned fire at the suspect, who has since died, authorities said.

 

In addition to Scalise, a lobbyist, a congressional staffer and a Capitol Police officer were also shot.

 

And an additional two individuals -- a congressman and a Capitol Police officer -- sustained secondary injuries.

 

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