After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 11:24
Steve Scalise, the Louisiana lawmaker shot last week at a US congressional baseball team practice, is no longer in the intensive care unit of the hospital where he is being treated and remains in fair condition, the hospital said on Friday.
The Louisiana Republican has been undergoing treatment at a Washington, D.C., hospital since June 14, when a gunman opened fire on a GOP practice for the congressional baseball game. On Wednesday, the hospital said Scalise had been upgraded to fair condition and was showing signs of improvement. He, Mika and others were shot or otherwise injured in a mass shooting carried out by James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who later died in the hospital of gunshot wounds.
Last week, a senior doctor at the hospital said Scalise, 51, had been at the brink of death because of extensive blood loss when he arrived at the hospital by helicopter.
Officer David Bailey, on crutches from a bullet wound, threw out the first pitch of the Congressional Baseball Game last Thursday.
Congressional staffer Zack Barth, who was shot in the leg, was released from the hospital the same day. "No question that it would have been different if they hadn't been there, and we owe a lot to them".