Lawmakers will play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game Thursday night at Nationals Stadium after a gunman opened fire on congressional Republicans practicing in Northern Virginia early Wednesday morning.

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-L.a.), and four others were injured during a shooting at a practice for the game. Scalise has undergone three surgeries since the shooting. The shooter died from his injuries.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanSpending deal talks down to toughest issues, lawmakers say Schiff: I thought more Republicans would speak out against Trump Dem leaders pull back from hard-line immigration demand MORE (R-Wis.) announced Wednesday that the game would go on despite the incident.


The Congressional Baseball Game has been played since 1909 and is a cherished event for Capitol Hill. Republicans and Democrats from both chambers face off once a year, with all proceeds going to charity.

The Congressional Sports Charity has already raised more than $1 million for Thursday's game.

Watch the game live in the video above.