Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

Ruben Ruiz
June 26, 2017

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition was upgraded to serious from critical Saturday, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded from "serious" to "fair", his doctors said Wednesday.

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Scalise, 51, spoke while lying injured on the ball field but went into shock when he was transported by helicopter to the hospital in the District of Columbia. The doctor described how a bullet from an assault rifle entered Scalise's hip and traversed his pelvis, shattering blood vessels, bones and internal organs along the way.

Upon Scalise's arrival at the hospital last week, "he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", said Dr. Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, at a press conference Friday.

Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. The shooter, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, acted alone and had a list of six congressmen in his pocket.

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