Hospital Upgrades Scalise Condition To 'Serious,' Says He Is 'More Responsive'

Pauline Gross
June 19, 2017

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The names have not been disclosed, those listed had been briefed.

He is now in serious condition, an improvement from the critical condition he was in since his first surgery on Wednesday.

"Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition".

Scalise was shot last Wednesday at a baseball practice field in Alexandria, Va. when an assailant opened fired on GOP lawmakers and staffers one day before the annual Congressional baseball game.

A congressman said Hodgkinson asked him whether it was the Democratic or Republican team practicing before he carried out the shooting.

Scalise was shot in the hip, and the bullet damaged bone, blood vessels and internal organs.

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"The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes.

"Scalise continues to show signs of improvement". "His risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in".

The doctor said U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was also wounded in the shooting, "sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle, and remains hospitalized in good condition".

Three other lawmakers were injured in the attack and Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot and killed by responding officers.

Bailey was spotted Friday in the Capitol, on crutches and out of uniform, accepting congratulations from fellow officers.

According to the spokesperson, Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday.

The hospital noted that this will be their final update for the weekend. They said he was able to communicate through notes and signed the game ball from Friday's congressional baseball game.

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