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Congressional Baseball Game Honors Hospitalized Representative Steve Scalise

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What a fitting tribute…

As we reported, on Wednesday in Virginia, a gunman opened fire on a group of GOP congressmen and aides — including House Whip Steve Scalise — who were practicing for Thursday's Congressional Baseball Game. The 51-year-old was shot in the hip, and remains hospitalized.

On Thursday, the game went on as planned, but took on a different meaning in the wake of the horrific shooting.

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Prior to the match between the Democrats and the Republicans, both teams gathered at second base to pray. As seen on Twitter:

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Donald & Melania Trump Visit House Majority Whip Steve Scalise As The Hospital Gives An Update On The Wounded Congressman

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What an intense situation.

On Wednesday evening, the MedStar Washington Hospital Center gave an update on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as he recovers from a shooting, which has left him in "critical condition." Oh man.

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The medical center shared in a recent statement:

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Donald Trump Says Gunman Has 'Died From Injuries' After Opening Fire At GOP Congressional Baseball Practice

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This is so scary!

As we reported, a gunman — now identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois — opened fire on a group of GOP congressmen and aides practicing for a charity baseball game early Wednesday, leaving multiple people wounded.

One of the victims was majority whip Steve Scalise, who was shot in the hip but is in stable condition and is undergoing surgery.

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In an address shortly after the attack, Donald Trump revealed Hodgkinson had died from his injuries after being shot by Capitol Police. POTUS went on to express his support for those injured in the shooting, and gratitude for those who responded at the scene.

Watch his full speech (below):

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Congressman Hospitalized After Gunman Opens Fire On GOP House Members At Baseball Practice

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A gunman opened fire on a group of GOP congressmen and aides practicing for a charity baseball game early Wednesday, leaving multiple people wounded.

According to reports, House Whip Steve Scalise (above, insert) was shot in the hip and is in stable condition at the hospital. Four other people were injured as well, including two U.S. Capitol Police officers.

Witnesses say the gunman fired up to 50 times with a rifle before being shot and wounded by Capitol Police.

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About 25 GOP members of Congress were on a high school baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia practicing for Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game, a Washington tradition since 1909. The charity game features Democratic House members facing off against Republican House members.

Alexandria Police said that the suspect, described as a white male in his 40s or 50s, is in custody and "not a threat." The department shared on Twitter:

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