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WATCH: Louisiana Catholics turn out to pray for Rep. Scalise at his home parish

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/15/17


Congressman Steve Scalise’s hometown of Metairie is sending prayers his way. Wednesday evening, the community held a prayer service at the Congressman’s church, St. Catherine of Siena. Regardless of political views, a community stood side-by-side supporting Scalise, one of four people shot during an ambush style attack. When the news reached Metaire, residents were devastated. “I just got teary eyed, I really did,” Ashley Zsido said. “I’m very very disappointed that it’s come to this violence,” Vinson Serio added. Some who attended the service had know Scalise for years. “He and my boys grew up together and his mother was my best friend and she died of cancer a few years ago, so Steve is close to my heart,” Jeannie Lagarde said. “He’s extraordinary, he’s wonderful, he cares about everyone deeply,” Serio said.

Watch the video above.

Meantime, the latest: 

The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recovering after being shot says the congressman remains in critical condition and will require several more operations. MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also providing a more detailed description of Scalise’s wounds. The hospital says he was shot in the left hip, after which “the bullet travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding.”
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