Congressional ballgame goes on despite shooting

Washington( CNN) The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park after Democrats and Republicans called for bipartisan unity in the wake of the congressional baseball practise shooting.

“This bipartisan event demonstrates baseball’s power to bring people together, ” the Nationals said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those wounded today and their families.”

Rep. Steve Scalise, a is part of the Republican baseball team, was hospitalized Wednesday after a gunman opened fired while Republican members of Congress were practising Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia ahead of the annual charity baseball game.

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