Scalise now in critical condition following surgery

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) had emergency surgery and is now in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound when a shooter unloaded on the field during a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday.

Scalise was airlifted from the baseball field and rushed into surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center shortly after taking a bullet to the hip. The congressmen’s staff said he was in “good spirits” and was able to speak to his wife before entering the operating room.

The facility released a statement on Twitter following the procedure.

“He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues,” his office said. “We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers.”

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