Hospital: Rep. Scalise in fair condition after baseball field shooting
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 20:10
Citing "continued good progress", MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana Republican was moved late Thursday. However, after multiple surgeries, Scalise showed signs of improvement, and by Saturday, his condition was upgraded from critical to serious.
Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, said last week that Scalise had "sustained a single rifle wound that entered in the area of the left hip".
Last night at the White House congressional picnic, President Trump said that Scalise's condition was continuing to improve.
Scalise was the most seriously injured in the attack.The bullet pierced his pelvis, fracturing bones and injuring internal organs. The officers were part of a security detail assigned to Scalise because he is majority whip and the third-ranking GOP House member.
Another Alexandria shooting victim, Matt Mika, is also now in "good condition" and has been discharged from George Washington University Hospital, his family said in a statement Friday.
A week after he was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball... Four others were injured during the assault, but the gunman, James Hodgkinson, was the only person killed when he was shot by authorities.
At the softball field, Bailey's partner, Special Agent Crystal Griner, who also was shot during the attack, threw out the ceremonial first pitch while sitting in a wheelchair.