Police said it was unclear whether James Hodgkinson planned to target the lawmakers on his list, which included Reps. Duncan said he told him it was a Republican ball practice, and Hodgkinson started to shoot them. Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, updated his status on Friday afternoon, touting Scalise's improved outlook days after his arrival and 'imminent risk of death'.
Prior to the start of Thursday night's Congressional baseball game between the Republicans and the Democrats, the two sides gathered near second base for an emotional moment of prayer. Scalise was struck in the hip, congressional aide Zack Barth was shot in the calf, and U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was hit in the ankle.
CBN News has confirmed the Federal Bureau of Investigation recovered a "hit list" with several names of Republican congressmen on the body of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter.
Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. House Speaker Paul Ryan said that Scalise "is on the road to recovery".
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Law enforcement officials proceeded Friday with their investigation of the attack at a suburban Virginia park, including examining Hodgkinson's social media activities and his home in Belleville, Illinois. A recent post by Hodgkinson said, "Trump is a Traitor".
Scalise underwent immediate surgery and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations, the hospital indicated.