U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, the most powerful Louisianian in Congress in decades, was badly wounded early Wednesday at a Republican baseball practice by an Illinois gunman who apparently was carrying a partisan grudge.
Scalise was shot in the hip while standing near second base during batting practice for an annual charity congressional baseball game that pits Republicans against Democrats.
Scalise, who remained in critical condition Wednesday evening and will require more procedures, was the first of four people hit. A Capitol Police officer, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist also were shot by 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, who was fatally wounded when officers returned fire.
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