Victims on the road to recovery, Scalise in third surgery after shooting
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Crowds gathered in Alexandria to show their support of the victims injured in Wednesday’s shooting. Some members of the community participated in walks while others, a few miles away, gathered to run.
Victim Zack Barth, who was shot Wednesday, spent the morning doing interviews and recounting his harrowing story of survival.
"I was just trying to stay alive, I was not thinking about the severity of my injuries," he told ABC News.
Here is the latest on the condition of the victims from Wednesday's shooting.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R- La.
On Wednesday evening, MedStar Washington issued a press release on Rep. Steve Scalise, R- La., and his condition. The hospital confirmed the congressman had a single rifle shot to his hip.
“The bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding,” the spokesperson said. additional operations.”
On Thursday morning, Scalise went into surgery - his third procedure since arriving at the hospital.
The medical center also added that the congressman had received several blood transfusions and additional procedure to try and stop bleeding.
Barth was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. Barth is a legislative correspondent to Rep. Roger Williams of Texas.
In an interview with CBS This Morning, Barth said he was shagging fly balls in centerfield when shots were fired. Barth ran towards right field as someone nearby yelled out saying there was an active shooter.
"At that point I saw him train his gun at me. Everything around me started to pop. I got hit in the leg and decided I was full of adrenaline and my fight or flight kicked in. I decided if I wanted to live I need to make a run for it. So I ran down the first base line to the dugout."
Barth used to work for the Jeb Bush campaign before serving under Williams and is an alum of the University of Texas.. Ellen Barth, Zack’s sister, spoke with ABC 13 in Houston about how her brother described what happened to him.
“He heard one gunshot and then he heard someone yell run," she said. "And he started running towards the dugout. And then he got on the ground. Felt himself get hit in the calf. And from there started hearing rapid fire."
Mika is out of surgery, alert and conscious and communicating through notes. He is currently in serious condition in the ICU at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mika was upgraded from critical to serious condition Thursday late-afternoon. Mika was shot multiple times in his chest and suffered massive trauma. His family said in a written statement that he requires assistance to breathe and will need additional surgeries.
Mika is the director of government relations for Tyson Foods and graduated from Western Michigan University. Before working at Tyson Foods, Mika served under Representatives Wahlberg and Camp as well as State Representative David Palsrok.
Mika’s family says he enjoys playing with the Congressional team and has a passion for baseball.
Griner was shot in the ankle and is in good condition recovering in the hospital. Griner used to serve under the security detail of former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, according to The Daily Beast.
The Capitol Police officer graduated from Hood College in 2006 with a degree in biology and played basketball in high school and college. As a freshman at Hood College, she was one of the school’s top scorers and a member of the National Honor Society.
Griner and her wife Tiffany Dyar received a bouquet of white flowers from the President and First Lady at MedStar Washington Hospital last night. They list her as being in good condition.
Bailey was one of the Capitol Police officers present when the shooting took place. Bailey received a minor injury during the incident.
The U.S. Capitol Police chief Matthew Verderosa said Bailey was “treated and released” from medical care. Bailey has worked for the U.S. Capitol Police for nine years, according to his LinkedIn page.
Bailey is also an alum of North Carolina Central University who graduated in 2007 with a degree in physical education. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and a member of student government.