Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

President Trump delivered brief remarks before the game calling for unity and noting that the entire nation was praying for Scalise.

The gunman, identified by law enforcement officials as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, later died from injuries sustained during a shootout with police on the scene.

At the end of the game when Democratic manager Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle was presented the winning trophy, he called Republican manager Texas Rep. Joe Barton to join him.

Scalise is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit. "We believe the best way to honor them is to play the game as scheduled tomorrow night".

The annual event has raised millions of dollars in recent years.

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The third ranking member of the House Republican leadership, Scalise had been an avid player since his election to Congress in 2008.

- An active investigation is still being conducted at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia a day after a man shot and wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a Capitol Police officer, and a current and former congressional aide.

Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise remains hospitalised in critical condition after being shot this week but he has improved, his surgeon said Friday as he expressed optimism about the legislator's prospects for recovery.

"The Congressional Baseball Game has never been about Republicans against Democrats", said Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-C.A., in an opinion piece he wrote for CNN. They said he was able to communicate through notes and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game. Just less than 25,000 people attended Nationals Park to watch the annual ritual. It will benefit several charities.

The Washington Nationals released additional seating in at the stadium to accommodate the demand. The Democratic side won in a blowout, but the game was played in Scalise's honor with lawmakers of both parties dressed in purple in recognition of Scalise's Louisiana State University affiliation.

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Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game. "I'm prayerful he will pull through, and I hope he does", he said. Predicting the length of that hospital stay will be much easier after a few more days have passed.

Richmond is the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's.

The Democrats beat the Republicans 11-2 in the friendly, but competitive, game.

Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March.

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