Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 9:14
"He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement", the hospital said in a statement released Saturday.
"Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition", the statement from MedStar Washington Hospital said.
Rep. Steve Scalise's condition was upgraded to serious from critical Saturday, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family". He has required surgery several times since the shooting.
U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was among five wounded, including the suspected gunman, in the attack as Republican Congressional members practiced for a charity baseball game.
The person told The Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting.
Two sources close to the congressman's family said medical staff removed a tube that had been inserted into Scalise's abdomen to prevent fluid from going into his lungs while being sedated, The Baton Rouge Advocate reported.
Scalise "sustained a single rifle wound that entered in the area of the left hip", Sava said, adding that the round fragmented and did "substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels".
The gunman, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, died of wounds he sustained during a shootout with police.
Scalise, 51, who represents a district in Louisiana and is the House majority whip, had previously been listed in critical condition.
Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.
Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation".
The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery.