Critically wounded GOP Rep. Steve Scalise underwent more surgery Thursday, a day after being shot in the hip at a congressional baseball practice, officials said.
The 51-year-old House majority whip was among five people wounded after a gunman opened fire on the baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday morning. The gunman was shot to death.
Scalise, the number three Republican in the House, underwent surgeries at Medstar Washington Hospital Center and was listed in critical condition.
Two U.S. Capitol Police officers — who House Speaker Paul Ryan identified as Crystal Griner and David Bailey — were wounded. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said in a statement that Griner was in good condition in the hospital after getting shot in the ankle and that Bailey was treated and released following a minor injury.
"Had they not been there, it would have been a massacre," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who took cover behind a tree, said of the Capitol Police. The Capitol Police — including a third officer, Henry Cabrera, who was not injured — were present because Scalise is a member of the congressional leadership.